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Honor the Special Man in Your Life and Help a Local Senior this Spring

SAGE Eldercare, located at 290 Broad Street in Summit, supports older adults in the surrounding area so they can age-in-place and remain independent in their own homes.  For this year, SAGE aims to provide 85,000 hours of personal care to HomeCare clients, 48,000 Meals On Wheels to homebound area seniors, 6,800 days of care for older adults in their Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center, personalized care plans for 150 older adults through GPS (Guidance Planning and Support) Services, and much more.   For more information on how you can assist in these efforts or give a unique Father’s Day gift this year, please contact SAGE’s Development Director Dawn Knill, 908-598-5503 or email

This Father’s Day, SAGE Eldercare is offering an opportunity to honor your father, grandfather or any special man in your life, by making a donation in his name to SAGE’S Annual Fund.  A designated donation is a special way to show that you’re thinking of your loved one, while making a difference in the life of a community senior.

Upon receipt of your donation, SAGE Eldercare will send a card to your designated gift recipient to let him know you have made a donation in his honor.  Donations should be made no later than Tuesday, June 11 to ensure that the card acknowledging your gift will be received in time for Father’s Day.

In addition, SAGE Eldercare has announced its spring growth goal to raise funds toward the overall 2013 Annual Fund.  SAGE Eldercare is a community-based, non-profit organization like no other in New Jersey.  The Annual Fund helps support essential programs and services which older adults, caregivers and their families have come to depend on.

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By the end of 2013, SAGE is striving to provide 85,000 hours of personal care to HomeCare clients, 48,000 Meals On Wheels to homebound area seniors, 6,800 days of care for older adults in the Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center, personalized care plans for 150 older adults through GPS (Guidance Planning and Support) Services, and much more.

“One of the most difficult decisions a family may have to make,” says Dawn Knill, Director of Development, “is how to provide care for a loved one when they can no longer live independently.  Determining what type of care best fits their needs is time-consuming, emotional, and often requires consultation with medical and eldercare professionals.  SAGE is here to help.”

Through generous community support, SAGE Eldercare has served older adults, their families and caregivers for nearly 60 years with programs and services such as HomeCare,  Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center, Meals On Wheels,  Grocery Shopping and Errand Service, Bill Paying Service, Small Home Repair Service, as well as educational programs, Medicare counseling, health screenings and support groups.

To keep these important programs either free or affordable for seniors, SAGE relies on community support.  Every donation to SAGE goes directly toward developing new programs and services, and toward allowing access to all seniors, regardless of their ability to pay. 

SAGE Eldercare is a stand-alone organization with no connection to a national parent organization.  A donation to SAGE’s Annual Fund directly impacts the lives of seniors and their caregivers in Union, Essex, Morris and Somerset Counties and beyond.  SAGE is located at 290 Broad Street, Summit.  Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to support the independence, well-being and quality-of-life of seniors and their families.  For more information on how you can help, please contact Development Director Dawn Knill, 908-598-5503 or email

Founded in 1954, SAGE is both the oldest and one of the few non-profit eldercare agencies in the United States that offers a broad and comprehensive array of services under one roof that assist elderly, often frail, adults to remain independent in their own homes.  SAGE Eldercare serves 7,000 older people and their families annually.  For more information, call 908.273.5550 or visit

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