SUMMIT, NJ - In celebration of its 65 years serving as a community leader in older adult care, Summit-based nonprofit SAGE Eldercare will hold a 'Birthday Bash' at Canoe Brook Country Club on November 7beginning at 6 p.m.

The celebration will pay homage to SAGE's Founders and the nonprofit’s story, which began in 1954 when a group of civil-minded volunteers saw a need in the community to help older adults and took action to make it happen. The celebration will also honor SAGE corporate partner PNC Bank and longtime volunteer Kitty Hartman of New Providence. SAGE volunteer John Mell and his wife Anne of Summit will be guest speakers.

The event will feature a silent auction, which will include two rounds of golf at Canoe Brook Country Club, dinners at The Summit House, Fiorino and the Harvest Group Restaurants, a blue sapphire necklace from Schroth and Lorenson Jewelers in Summit and more.

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“It is hard to believe that SAGE is celebrating its 65th year,” said Executive Director, Angela Sullivan. “We have accomplished so much over the years and yet when we look at the overwhelming statistics facing our aging community, we realize our work is needed now more than ever. Older adults count on SAGE and the valuable services we supply. We need the community’s support to remain viable and helpful.”

To purchase tickets to SAGE’s 'Birthday Bash, call Jean Finsen at 908-598-5504 or contact To learn more about SAGE and the various ways or to support the organization, visit

For the past 65 years, SAGE Eldercare has been helping make the communities they serve an amazing place to age.  The organization provides a wide array of information, support, and services designed to help people lead the most independent and active lives possible.  From helping with errands, to exercise classes, community programs, and home health care, SAGE’s expertise helps older adults remain in their own homes. 

SAGE is committed to being the leading provider of programs and services to meet the changing needs of older adults, their families, and caregivers throughout Union, Essex, Morris and Somerset Counties.  For more information, please call 908.273.5550 or visit