SAGE Eldercare joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season
November 17th, 2016 by Cindy Potters
Subaru Share the Love Event ® helps deliver nutritious meals and compassion to older adults in Summit and surrounding towns
SUMMIT, NJ – SAGE Eldercare is proud to announce that it is participating in the annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners for the ninth year running. From November 17, 2016 to January 3, 2017, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charity.
“We are very grateful for the grant funding we’ve received from Subaru in the past and hope we can benefit again this year. These grants enable us to serve additional older adults in our communities who really need our help with the delivery of daily hot meals and safety checks,” said Marianne Kranz, SAGE Director of Meals on Wheels.
Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like SAGE, will receive a share of the revenue raised by Subaru in their state. SAGE is partnering with Subaru to raise awareness for the popular year-end sales and giving event, and drive support for Meals on Wheels. Individuals are encouraged to visit local Subaru dealers, including Subaru of Morristown and Open Road Subaru in Union. During the Share the Love Event, on November 30, SAGE will be holding a celebration of its 50th anniversary of Meals on Wheels at Canoe Brook Country Club.
“It is a true testament to the value of Meals on Wheels and the strength of our nationwide network that Subaru of America and its customers choose to give back to this vital service year after year,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since its inception, Share the Love has helped deliver more than 1.4 million meals to seniors served by Meals on Wheels. It is our hope that this year’s event ensures that even more seniors receive the nourishment they need to continue living independently at home.”
This year, for the first time throughout the life of the program, there will be no cap on the total donation from Subaru of America to its Share the Love charitable partners. By the end of this year’s event, Subaru hopes to exceed a grand total of $90 million donated since the creation of Share the Love.
“We at Subaru are thrilled to support our national and hometown charity partners for the ninth consecutive year,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Subaru of America Inc. “Through the Share the Love platform we are proud to continue our commitment to the causes our customers care about most and look forward to exceeding a grand total of $90 million donated through this initiative.”
By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the event and selecting Meals on Wheels America as your charity of choice, you can help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to older adults in New Jersey.
For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.
About SAGE Eldercare
Since 1954, SAGE Eldercare has been helping make the communities it serves amazing places 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, care planning, 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. For more information, please call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.
About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
About Meals on Wheels at SAGE Eldercare
SAGE began its Meals on Wheels in October 1966 with funding received from the Summit Junior League. At the core of Meals on Wheels is a nutritious meal, companionship, and a watchful eye on the health and safety of our clients who are frail, homebound, or disabled. This includes those recuperating from an illness, those who are mentally or physically impaired, those without family or friends to shop for them, or those needing a special diet. There are no income requirements. Meals are planned by a registered dietician and delivered Monday through Friday, with extra food delivered on Fridays. Deliveries can be scheduled for a short time or indefinitely. The program serves about 44,000 meals to nearly 250 clients annually via 15 routes in ten communities. Towns presently being served include Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Madison, Millburn, Mountainside, New Providence, Short Hills, South Orange, Springfield, and Summit. If you are interested in volunteering with Meals on Wheels or receiving deliveries, please call 908. 273.5554. For more information about the Meals on Wheels 50th Anniversary Celebration, please call 908.598.5504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO: SAGE Eldercare Volunteer Linda Delma, of Summit, loads her Subaru with nutritious meals for delivery to older adults. SAGE is participating in the annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America. By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the event (November 17 through January 3, 2017) and selecting Meals on Wheels America as your charity of choice, you can help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to older adults in New Jersey. For more information about Meals on Wheels at SAGE, please call 908.273.5554.