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Proceeds of Caregiving Book to Benefit Seniors at Local Adult Center

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SUMMIT, NJ – “Silently Screaming,” a journal of poetry and notes on caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, is available for purchase at Lulu.com.  Proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit SAGE Eldercare’s Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center in Summit, NJ.  The private, non-profit organization supports the independence, well-being and quality of life of older adults, their families and caregivers and serves more than 6,000 clients in Union, Essex, Morris and Somerset Counties.

The author of the book, Carrie McLeod Howson of West Orange, NJ, grew up in the Arizona desert and graduated from Bennington College.  At 62, she turned to poetry as a way to express her feelings about her husband’s Alzheimer’s, and found it to be an avenue to celebrations of life.  “Silently Screaming” is a compilation of poetry and notes that Ms. Howson wrote as she was caring for her husband.

“We are very grateful that Ms. Howson has so generously chosen to dedicate the proceeds of this book to SAGE’s Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center,” stated Dawn Knill, Director of Development for SAGE.  “Our Spend-A-Day program often has clients who are in various stages of Alzheimer’s and so it is fitting that the monies raised from this book would help others who are caring for loved ones with dementia.”

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The book is available for purchase at Lulu.com for $12.  If you have questions or if you would like to place an order through SAGE, call Dawn Knill at 908.598.5503 or email her at dknill@sageeldercare.org.

Founded in 1954, SAGE Eldercare 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. 

Programs at SAGE Eldercare include: HomeCare; Meals On Wheels; Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center; GPS (Guidance Planning 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 seniors in the community.  For more information on SAGE, call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.

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