SAGE Eldercare will be celebrating its 2015 community partners and staff on Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 pm at 290 Broad Street in Summit.  The evening will include a presentation of awards to volunteers and staff who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to SAGE and its mission of helping older adults remain in the comfort of their own communities as they age.


Bob McAnally of Murray Hill will receive the Agnes N. Badgley Award, created in 1989 to recognize the invaluable contributions of an outstanding SAGE Eldercare volunteer.  Agnes Badgley was an active volunteer and President of the Board of Trustees who devoted many years of service to SAGE.


Denise Miles of Summit will be the recipient of the Bob Abelson Carry the Torch Award, created in 2014 to honor a volunteer who devotes their talent and time to SAGE and other organizations in the community. 


ShopRite of Millburn will receive the Community Partner Award.  Established in 1996, this award honors local individuals or businesses that generously share their expertise in support of SAGE Eldercare and older adults in the community.


The Junior League of Summit will receive the Good Neighbor Award.  This award was also initiated in 1996 to honor local organizations that generously share their resources in support of SAGE Eldercare and older adults in the community.


Angelita Garcia of Elizabeth will receive the Home Health Aide of the Year Award, which is given to the individual who is recognized for their continuous dedication and service to providing quality home care to SAGE Eldercare clients.


Peter Davey of Caldwell will receive the Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year Award, which was created in 2005 to acknowledge ongoing volunteer involvement by local youth who have committed their time and service to SAGE.


In addition, SAGE employees will be honored for varying years of service, from five years to forty years of employment at the organization.  The staff being recognized includes Estella Lai of Livingston, Brian Aquart of East Orange, Zakiyyah Holt of Basking Ridge, Shareefah Holt of Newark, Clermitha Guillaume of Carteret, and Deanna Butters of New Brunswick.


The meeting is open to the public, but reservations are required by Monday, October 24.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Diane Placca at 908.598.5502 or at dplacca@sageeldercare.temp312.kinsta.cloud.


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.

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