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Do You Need a Chair Repaired in Time for Your Holiday Dinner?

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If you have a chair that needs to be repaired in time for the holidays, look no further than SAGE Eldercare’s Furniture Restoration Workshop in Summit.  Pictured, volunteer Jim Taylor of Summit works on recaning a chair.  Proceeds from the workshop benefit programs and services for older adults and caregivers in the surrounding communities.  The workshop is located on the lower level of SAGE Eldercare’s building at 290 Broad Street in Summit and is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  For more information, call 908.598.5531 or visit www.sageeldercare.org. Credits: Julie Pedersen
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Are you planning to host a holiday dinner this coming fall?  Perhaps you have a chair that needs a little TLC so you can seat all of your guests and you don’t know where to take it for repairs.  Look no further than SAGE Eldercare’s Furniture Restoration Workshop in Summit.

SAGE’s Furniture Restoration Workshop, located on the lower level of 290 Broad Street in Summit, is one of the few places in the state that you can take your chair in to have it recaned.  They also handle rushing and seat cover replacements, as well as basic sanding, staining and repairs.

Chair caning and rush seat weaving are all terms for different designs and techniques used in the process of weaving the seat of a chair.  The 7-step method of hand chair caning is often tedious and time-consuming, but when completed, the seat is strong and durable.  It can take 40-50 hours to complete the weaving process for one chair.

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“Many people are thrilled to find out that we can fix their chairs.  Not that many shops have the knowledge of these trades anymore and we can help bring new life to chairs that are often passed down from one generation to the next,” stated Al Kessler, Manager of SAGE’s Furniture Restoration Workshop.  “What also makes our workshop truly unique is that our workshop is run primarily by volunteers who come in a few mornings each week to help give back to older adults and caregivers in the community by repairing furniture.”

When customers come to the workshop with their items for repair, SAGE will provide an estimate and completion date for the furniture.  The benefit to bringing the items to SAGE is that the pricing is competitive and 100% of the proceeds benefit SAGE’s fourteen programs and services for local seniors and their caregivers.  In addition to the workshop, SAGE Resale Shop, a thrift store located at 31B Chatham Road in Summit, has been in existence for more than 50 years and also provides essential funding for the organization. 

For more information on furniture repairs, call 908.598.5531 between the hours of 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or bring your item to 290 Broad Street in Summit.

SAGE Eldercare is a unique community resource that offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for older adults and caregivers, promoting independence and quality of life.  Founded in 1954, SAGE is one of the few non-profit eldercare agencies in the United States, and the oldest in New Jersey, 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. 

Programs at SAGE Eldercare include: HomeCare; Meals On Wheels; Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center; GPS (Guidance, Planning and Support) Services; InfoCare free information and referral service; Fall Prevention Initiative; Home Repair Service; Grocery Shopping and Errand Service; Bill Paying Service; Holistic Living Services; Alzheimer’s and PREP caregiver support groups; Community Education; and Union County Medicare SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). 

SAGE Eldercare serves 7,000 people throughout Union, Essex, Morris and Somerset Counties, as well as across the United States.  For more information, call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.

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