Celgene Corporation awarded SAGE Eldercare a generous donation for the Spend-A-Day adult day health center.
Spend-A-Day is the longest-running medical adult day program in New Jersey and serves about 130 families in Union, Essex, Somerset, and Morris counties. Operating Monday through Friday year-round, Spend-A-Day provides cognitive and physical stimulation, health monitoring, access to transportation and health care providers, and social interaction. Daily meals ensure that nutrition and special dietary requirements are met.
“The United States population is aging, there is the increasing threat of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and there are challenges of caregiving and rising cost of care,” said Angela Sullivan, SAGE Executive Director. “This grant helps Spend-A-Day in its aim to offer safe and social environment, and preserve independence and prevent institutionalization for older adults who are disabled or cognitively impaired, while providing thorough support and respite for their caregivers.”
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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