SAGE Eldercare celebrated the hundreds of volunteers who are the heart of the non-profit organization at its annual luncheon July 19.


Honoring 50 years of Meals on Wheels at SAGE, the event was dedicated to Joan Hoffmann, a 47-year SAGE Eldercare volunteer, who passed away in early 2016. She was the longest serving Meals on Wheels volunteer in United States’ history.


“SAGE Eldercare was started by volunteers in 1954 and continues to exist because of its strong base of volunteers. They were, and continue to remain the foundation of what SAGE does,” said Marianne Kranz, Director of Volunteers for SAGE. “Meals on Wheels volunteers are our eyes and ears out there every day making sure our older neighbors are okay. It’s so much more than a meal.”


The luncheon was sponsored by PNC Wealth Management, Home Care Assistance, and The Grand Summit Hotel, where the event took place, and included door prizes and balloon and music entertainment by Zoom the Entertainer.


SAGE Eldercare is always in need of volunteers to keep their client-centered health, social, and support services running smoothly.  To learn more about the volunteer opportunities at SAGE, please call Marianne Kranz at 908.598.5514, or email mkranz@sageeldercare.temp312.kinsta.cloud.  


Since 1954, SAGE Eldercare has been helping make the communities it serves an amazing place to age.  The non-profit 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, care planning, and home health care, SAGE’s expertise helps older adults remain independent in their own homes.  SAGE Eldercare 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 www.sageeldercare.org.


Bob and Sandy Eodice South Plainfield-web

Pictured are SAGE Eldercare volunteers Sandy and Bob Eodice, of South Plainfield.

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John West from Our House-web

Meals on Wheels volunteer John West, a resident of Our House, happily won a door prize at the annual luncheon held July 19 at The Grand Summit Hotel.

web-Natalie Cahoon berkeley heights and Denise Miles summit

Pictured are volunteers Natalie Cahoon, of Berkeley Heights, and Denise Miles, of Summit.

Meals on Wheels volunteers Bud and Karen Ayres, of Berkeley Heights, are pictured at the annual luncheon held July 19 at The Grand Summit Hotel.

Pictured are Meals on Wheels volunteers Bud and Karen Ayres, of Berkeley Heights.

Former Mayor Jordan Glatt-web

Pictured are Meals on Wheels staff member Rob Pullan and Jordan Glatt, former mayor of Summit.

Fred and Kevin-web

Pictured are SAGE Eldercare Executive Director Fred Jenny and Warren-based Home Care Assistance’s President Kevin McClarren.

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