On Wednesday, September 19 at 7 pm, the public is invited to attend a free program on “Healthy and Graceful Aging,” which is being held at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit.  Dr. John Heath, AGSF, Geriatric Services Director, and Cheryl Gauff, MSN, RN, GNP, CS, of Summit Medical Group will be presenting the program.


Dr. Heath will introduce geriatrics with a focus on functions across the disease and age spectrum and Ms. Gauff will discuss keeping fit and the annual wellness Medicare benefits.  Their presentation is being held in connection with a monthly support group meeting for P.R.E.P. (People Responsible for Elderly Persons).

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“Our support groups give attendees the chance to meet with other caregivers in similar circumstances, learn effective problem-solving and coping skills, and receive emotional support from each other.  In addition, we invite guest speakers throughout the year to address current topics and, as always, open the meetings to the public to assist caregivers in supporting their loved ones,” added Ellen McNally, Director of InfoCare at SAGE.


For more information or to register for the September 19 program, call SAGE Eldercare at 908.598.5548 or e-mail education@sageeldercare.org.  P.R.E.P. (People Responsible for Elderly Persons) Support Group meetings are always open to the public and are held at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at SAGE.