On Wednesday, November 20 at 7 pm, the public is invited to attend a free program on “Nutrition for the Caregiver,” which is being held at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit.  Susan C. Canocico, RD, Summit Medical Group, will be presenting the program.

Ms. Canocico will discuss the importance of nutrition for caregivers, as well as some simple steps to improve nutritional intake and ways to reduce stress on the body.  “It’s easy for caregivers to slip into poor nutrition habits and use quick fixes for meals when caring for someone else,” noted Ms. Canocico.  “I hope to give caregivers everyday advice on nutrition choices and remind the caregivers that they need take care of themselves, too.” 

The presentation is being held as part of SAGE Eldercare’s P.R.E.P. (People Responsible for Elderly Persons) monthly support group meeting, which is open to the public and held at 7 pm on the third Wednesday of every month at SAGE. 

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For more information or to register for the November 20 program, call SAGE Eldercare at 908.598.5548 or email education@sageeldercare.org

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, call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.