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PEP High School Students Sing-A-Long at SAGE

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PEP High School Students Sing-A-Long at SAGE
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Summit high school students from the PEP Program (Pride in Educational Pursuits) recently visited the Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center at SAGE Eldercare for an afternoon sing-a-long.  (Second from the right) Melissa Horn, Assistant Executive Director of PEP, follows the oldies song lyrics while singing with the thirty students who entertained the seniors.  PEP, a non-profit organization was developed sixteen years ago as a program to help serve grammar school through high school age low income students in Summit.  The PEP students regularly visit SAGE as part of their community service often joining in on crafts and other activities in Spend-A-Day, which is the oldest adult day care center in New Jersey. 
 
According to Horn, the PEP participants are very excited about their ongoing relationship with SAGE.  “We find our experiences at SAGE very enriching and educational for our students,” she says.  “Our visits with the seniors help to overcome age-related stereotypes and teach the kids that the elderly are just like them, just older.”   

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