SAGE Eldercare recently launched a new virtual library on its website. The library includes exclusive SAGE exercise, entertainment and educational videos. Funded by a $10,000 grant from the Grotta Fund, the goal of the library is to ease the loneliness and isolation many older adults and caregivers are continuing to experience due to the pandemic. The new library is available to SAGE clients as well as the public; anyone who can benefit from it.
Advocating on behalf of the elderly for 100 years, The Grotta Fund for Senior Care is an advisory council fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest. The Foundation has a long history of supporting organizations that help improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. SAGE also received a $10,000 grant from the Fund last summer to assist the nonprofit during the pandemic.
“The loneliness that many older adults and caregivers are still experiencing due to COVID-19 is heartbreaking,” said SAGE grant writer, Ellen Tepper. “We are deeply appreciative of the Grotta Fund for allowing us to create this engaging selection of content to help provide something fun and entertaining for those who need it.”
Within the library, exercise videos include: chair exercises, gentle yoga, meditation and more. The entertainment section has everything from show tunes and to Motown hits, while education includes webinars from SAGE’s Your Decisions Matter program as well as other helpful and interesting content.
Pictured here is singer Jackie Jones. Jones has performed throughout the US as well as Russia, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland. She currently teaches jazz voice at NJPAC.