Caregiving in New Jersey and the New Jersey CARE Act will be the topic of a program at SAGE Eldercare on November 17.


The free program will be presented by Christine Newman, Associate State Director for Community Outreach at AARP New Jersey. “We’ll be talking about the New Jersey CARE Act that went into effect in 2015, as well as some general trends in caregiving. We’ll also discuss current advocacy initiatives that AARP is working for on behalf of caregivers such as earned paid sick leave, caregiver tax credits, and expansion of tele-health services,” she said.  


The New Jersey CARE (an acronym for Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act was signed into law to give support to caregivers and their families and addresses problems family members may have when their loved ones are discharged from hospitals.


The program will take place 11 am – 12 pm on Thursday, November 17, at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit. To register, or for more information, please call: 908.598.5548 or email:


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


PHOTO: Susan Haig of Summit visits with her mother, Betty Haig, and other SAGE Eldercare Spend-A-Day clients at a recent musical program. Haig is her 102-year-old mother’s main caregiver. There are 1.75 million unpaid family caregivers in New Jersey and SAGE will offer a free program 11 am – 12 pm on Thursday, November 17, to discuss caregiving and the state’s CARE Act. The program will be presented by AARP New Jersey. To register for the program, or for more information, please call: 908.598.5548 or email:

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