SAGE Eldercare celebrated the hundreds of volunteers who are the “foot soldiers” of the non-profit organization at its annual luncheon July 25.
“Volunteers are instrumental in helping SAGE carry out its mission to maintain the safety and independence of older adults and to support their families and caregivers,” said SAGE Executive Director Angela Sullivan.
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 entertainment by vocalist Rhonda Denet.
Board member and PNC Wealth Management representative Michael J. Foncannon, Home Care Assistance President Kevin McClarren, and SAGE Director of Volunteers Marianne Kranz spoke at the luncheon.
“All of our volunteers are bettering the lives of our older neighbors,” Kranz said. “Meals on Wheels is not just a food delivery service; it cures loneliness and gives people hope. It saves lives. The Furniture Restoration Workshop fixes family heirlooms. Spend-A-Day volunteers are there for program participants and their families during very vulnerable times. These small, or sometimes very large, acts of kindness are the most important thing we can share with potential donors to ensure they understand the importance of our mission, to make sure the older adults in our community remain as safe and happy and healthy as possible.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1954, SAGE Eldercare has been helping make the communities it serves amazing places 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 and delivering Meals on Wheels, to exercise classes, community programs and support groups, Medicare counseling, care planning, an adult day health care center, and home health care, as well as the SAGE Resale Shop and Furniture Restoration Workshop, 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 in Union, Essex, Morris, and Somerset Counties. For more information, please call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.
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SAGE Volunteer Luncheon Photo Captions:
Long-time volunteers Doug Reed, of Maplewood, and Denise Miles, of Summit, enjoy SAGE Eldercare’s annual luncheon held July 25 at The Grand Summit Hotel. The event honors the volunteers who are the “foot soldiers” that support the many programs of SAGE Eldercare, a unique community resource for older adults and caregivers. To learn more about the volunteer opportunities at SAGE, please call Marianne Kranz at 908.598.5514, or email email@example.com. The luncheon was sponsored by PNC Wealth Management, Home Care Assistance, and The Grand Summit Hotel.
A Meals on Wheels volunteer since 1972, Astrid Hasbrouck, of Summit, along with volunteers Kerry LoBosco and Astrid’s daughter Melinda Donsky, both of Chatham, enjoy SAGE Eldercare’s annual luncheon held July 25 at The Grand Summit Hotel.
Spend-A-Day adult day health care program volunteers Patty LoMacchio, of Union, Jan Martin, of New Providence, and Laurie Monroe, of Millington, enjoy SAGE Eldercare’s annual luncheon held July 25 at The Grand Summit Hotel.
Meals on Wheels volunteer and resident of Our House, Ryan Daudt, poses with vocalist Rhonda Denet, of Jersey City, who provided entertainment for the SAGE Eldercare annual volunteer luncheon held July 25.