Seniors Scoop

April 26, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - Box-lunch meals will be available to seniors at 19 area senior centers and senior housing sites beginning May 4 through the 'Grab and Go' program, which is offered for those seniors age 60+ who reside in Union County and who are not receiving home delivered meals from ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The Union County Mobile COVID-19 vaccine units brought vaccine supplies to seniors at Scotch Plains Senior Housing and St. John's Baptist Church in Scotch Plains as part of ongoing efforts throughout the state to increase the vaccination rate, particularly among vulnerable ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Looking back over the last 12 months, SAGE’s Meals on Wheels staff say they have much to be grateful for. Along with a record number of community donations sent to the nonprofit, including frozen meals, masks, paper goods (even hard to come by toilet paper), offers to make phone calls ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Union County’s free series of guided nature walks for seniors age 55 and up continues with a pair of spring-themed excursions at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in the Watchung Reservation. The walks will be held in small groups in order to facilitate social distancing, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City resident Rowan Carpenter was on a Zoom call with parents, fellow students and counselors from his school -- Union County Vocational-Technical -- discussing the challenges of remote learning and how they all agreed that they felt disconnected and "virtually isolated." The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Angela and Jeff Schroeder of Summit, local residents for 24 years, have been selected as SAGE Eldercare's 2021 'Meals on Wheels' Sweethearts. The couple started working at SAGE’s 'Meals on Wheels' during the COVID-19 lockdown. Parents of six children -- four daughters and two sons, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - New York Times bestselling author and Ph.D. Michael Thompson will be featured in live Zoom event on February 9 entitled 'How to be a Grandparent During the Pandemic'. The free event begins at 4 p.m. While Facetime and Zoom allow for face to face communication, the technology can ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County seniors and their caregivers, friends, and neighbors to are invited to join 'Online with Aging', a live, online presentation about programs and services for seniors conducted in both English and Spanish. The event will be held via Zoom on December 11, beginning at 10 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Experts from Atlantic Health System will be on hand to discuss ways to communicate one's wishes about end-of-life care and decision-making to loved ones and medical professionals. The virtual event will take place December 10 at 7 p.m. and will be conducted in Spanish. Tips and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - In order to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, the Union County Division on Aging will suspend its 'Grab and Go' Lunch Program for seniors. The final two dates for distribution at 12 of the 13 participating sites will be November 17 and Thursday, November ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare recently received a COVID-19 relief grant of $10,000 from The Grotta Fund for Senior Care, an advisory council fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ. The Grotta Fund has a 100-year history of commitment to older adults in northern NJ and makes ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Through December 7, SAGE Eldercare’s SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) counselors are available -- via telephone and Zoom presentations -- to discuss Medicare plans and options during Open Enrollment. Appointments are available Mondays at 2 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Those in need during the pandemic can now turn to SAGE Eldercare support groups offered via Zoom and telephone. The nonprofit's popular Adult Children Caregivers group is now open to new members and is starting two new groups: Caregivers Who Have a Spouse / Partner Diagnosed with ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Seeking to further support senior citizens in the Hilltop City, the City of Summit Common Council has created the 'Silver Summit Senior Citizens Advisory Committee', a volunteer effort that will work to coordinate, communicate, and deploy volunteers and organizations in an efficient ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning October 15 through December 7, Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their health and drug plans for the upcoming year. Even if one is happy with their advantage (HMO) or drug plan, they need to confirm that the plans will still work for them next year. Plans change ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Community members age 60 older who are homebound are encouraged to take advantage of SAGE Eldercare’s 'Meals on Wheels' program. SAGE’s staff and volunteers use Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) safety guidelines and contact-free delivery to ensure wellbeing and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Angela Sullivan, after eight years of service to SAGE Eldercare, will be stepping down as the Summit-based nonprofit's executive director. Sullivan informed the Board of Trustees of her decision to step down, effective on or about August 30. Sullivan herself began as a member of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare, Atlantic Health System and 'Your Decisions Matter' are partnering to host a free, live webinar entitled 'Advanced Care Planning for Caregivers' on June 16, beginning at 7 p.m., via Zoom. Featured panelists will include: Rita Dyer, APN Geriatric Service, Overlook ...

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