SUMMIT, NJ - Celebrating the more than 300 volunteers that annually help the organization fulfill its mission, SAGE Eldercare hosted its Annual Luncheon at Summit's Grand Summit Hotel. Volunteers help SAGE each year with everything from assisting with the Spend-A-Day program and delivering Meals on Wheels and grocery shopping to volunteering at the Furniture Workshop and helping in the office.
“Volunteers are instrumental in helping SAGE carry out its mission to maintain the safety and independence of older adults and to support their families and caregivers,” said Angela Sullivan, SAGE Eldercare Executive Director.
The luncheon, sponsored by PNC Wealth Management, Home Care Assistance, and The Grand Summit Hotel, featured remarks from SAGE Board member and PNC Wealth Management representative Michael J. Foncannon, Home Care Assistance President Kevin McClarren, SAGE Executive Director Angela Sullivan and Director of Volunteers Marianne Kranz spoke at the luncheon, and also included door prizes and entertainment by vocalist Rhonda Denet.
“All of our volunteers are bettering the lives of our older neighbors,” said Kranz. “Meals on Wheels is not just a food delivery service; it cures loneliness and gives people hope. It saves lives. The Furniture Restoration Workshop fixes family heirlooms and contributed $84,000 to SAGE programs last year. Spend-A-Day volunteers are there for program participants and their families during very vulnerable times. These small, or sometimes very large, acts of kindness are the most important thing we can share with the community and potential donors to ensure they understand the importance of our mission, to make sure the older adults we serve remain as safe and happy and healthy as possible.”
To learn more about the volunteer opportunities at SAGE, please call Kranz at 908-598-5514 or contacl firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAGE Eldercare has, since 1954, been focused on "helping to make the communities it serves amazing places to age." The organization provides a wide array of information, support, and services designed to help individuals lead the most independent and active lives possible, from helping with errands, to exercise classes, community programs, care planning, and home health care.
SAGE Eldercare is located at 290 Broad Street.