Join us for an informative session – NAVIGATING SUPPORT FOR OLDER ADULTS, A COMPASS FOR CAREGIVERS – on Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 PM in the Mountainside Municipal Building. RSVP: 908-273-5550.
Through funding support from the Blanche M. and George L. Watts Mountainside Community Foundation, SAGE Eldercare continues to offer GPS (Guidance Planning and Support) services to residents of Mountainside. The grant allows SAGE to outreach and assist Mountainside’s older residents who are at risk, may be living alone, with little or no support in the community.
SAGE will be presenting Navigating Support for Older Adults: A Compass for Caregivers at the Mountainside Municipal Building, 1385 Route 22. The series will discuss eldercare decisions including securing help in the home, local resources for support when alternate care may be needed, handling health transitions and use of assistive technology. Other topics will be offered monthly in 2023, with some live and virtual sessions. For more information and to register, call SAGE at 908-273-5550.
The goal of GPS Services is to work with families, other care providers, and the community to ensure that seniors receive services that support their health and well-being, maximize functionality, decrease isolation and allow them to remain living independently as long as possible.
“Informed and empowered caregivers can help older adults they assist to age in place successfully at home – to thrive, not just survive” said Pat Stelmach, Care Navigator for GPS at SAGE “Older adults steered through GPS have direct access to the multiple other integrated services at SAGE, too.” To learn more about GPS Services, whether or not you are a resident of Mountainside, please call SAGE Eldercare at 908-273-5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.
SAGE Eldercare is one of only a few providers in the nation — and the only one in New Jersey — to provide a full range of eldercare services under one roof. For 68 years, SAGE’s mission has been to help older adults remain living in their own homes. Whether it is assisting with a Home Health Aide, helping with food insecurity, or offering a stimulating adult day medical program, SAGE can help. Their team provides referrals, caregiver support groups and free and confidential Medicare counseling. And as the unique challenges of older adults and caregivers evolve, they offer educational programming every step of the way to keep the community informed of best practices.