In conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, SAGE Eldercare is partnering with Overlook Medical Center to conduct free and confidential memory screening on Monday, November 18 and Monday, November 25, from 12 pm to 3 pm.  They will be held at Overlook Downtown, located at 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit.

Memory screenings are used for anyone concerned about memory loss or for those who may be experiencing warning signs of dementia.  Family and friends who have noticed changes in their loved ones or people who believe they are at risk due to a family history of Alzheimer’s disease or related illness may want to get a screening.

“Screenings are also appropriate for anyone who does not have a concern right now, but would like a baseline measurement for their memory for future comparison,” stated Stephanie Kresch, Director of Community Relations for SAGE Eldercare.  “We are proud to be providing this important service in conjunction with Overlook Medical Center and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.”

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Local physicians will be presenting lectures on successful aging at noon, which will be followed by the memory screenings from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm both weeks.    For more information or to register for the memory screenings, please call 800-247-9580.   

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).  In addition, SAGE has operated a Furniture Restoration Workshop, run by volunteers who specialize in caning and rushing chairs and refinishing furniture, and a Resale Shop for more than 50 years.  Both provide essential funding that supports the organization’s programs and services for older adults in the community. 

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