Ninety-one-year-old Al Kessler (seated) -- who has worked in SAGE Eldercare's furniture restoration workshop for two decades -- and his family gather at 'Age Out Loud', an event that raised awareness about SAGE’s role as an important community resource and the need for services and programs to help vulnerable older adults in the area remain independent and safe at home as they age.

At the event, SAGE acknowledged several organizations and individuals, among them Kessler for his longtime, dedicated volunteerism. Also honored were the Summit Area Public Foundation, which has awarded $331,500 in grants to SAGE over the last 10 years -- and Celgene Corporation.

SAGE Executive Director Angela Sullivan thanked the honorees and shared the comprehensive services SAGE offers and the need for community support. “We are here to honor those who have supported SAGE as we celebrate the older adults who continue to live their lives out loud by participating and engaging in our communities, by striving to keep themselves healthy and independent and by sharing their years of wisdom to help guide the future.”

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The event was sponsored by Point View Wealth Management, Celgene, Merck, and PNC Wealth Management.

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