Older adults who attend SAGE Eldercare’s adult day program at the Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center are benefiting from a generous grant of $20,000 from the Jarvie Commonweal Fund.
“We are very grateful to Jarvie for their generous support of our adult day program. The grant will allow us to continue to provide care to older adults who are often living with some form of dementia and need a stimulating social program on a daily basis so their caregivers can remain in the workplace or receive some respite from their caregiving duties,” stated Fred Jenny, Executive Director of SAGE Eldercare.
Designed by leading professionals, SAGE’s Spend-A-Day program offers a day of stimulating, structured activities, individualized to each client’s needs. Often, adult day programs provide a significant cost advantage over other alternatives, such as home care. In addition, more and more medical research is pointing to the benefits of structured social, physical, and cognitive activities for individuals with, or at risk for, memory issues. SAGE’s Spend-A-Day program is staffed by caring, experienced, interdisciplinary professionals including a full-time registered nurse, full-time licensed geriatric social worker, certified dementia practitioners, and access to on-site therapists and off-site medical professionals.
For more information on Spend-A-Day or any of SAGE’s programs and services, call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.
The Jarvie Commonweal Service, located in New York City, serves and advocates for older people in the Greater New York City area. They provide direct social services and grants to older individuals of the Protestant faith, make grants to organizations serving older adults of all faiths, and create innovative educational programming designed to disseminate the latest thinking in delivering services to older people. The Jarvie Commonweal Fund was established as a New York nonprofit corporation in 1925 and is named for founder James N. Jarvie, who established the fund as a vehicle for his philanthropy. For more information on the organization, visit www.jarvie.org.
For the past 60 years, SAGE Eldercare has been helping make the communities it serves an amazing place 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, and home health care, SAGE’s expertise helps older adults remain independent 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.
SAGE Spend-A-Day Photo Caption: Older adults who attend SAGE Eldercare’s adult day program at the Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center, shown above, are benefiting from a generous grant of $20,000 from the Jarvie Commonweal Fund. The grant from Jarvie, which serves and advocates for older people in the greater New York City area, will allow SAGE to continue to provide care to older adults at their adult day program in Summit, NJ. To learn more about Spend-A-Day or SAGE’s programs which promote independent living for older adults, call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.