The Reverend Kay Locke of Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit has a long history with SAGE Eldercare. When she was in her 30’s and new to Summit, the Reverend delivered Meals on Wheels to older adults in the community. Now 80, she uses the SAGE Furniture Restoration Workshop for furniture repairs, including a favorite antique she bought at a church rummage sale. “I didn’t want to refinish the whole thing because I like the old patina,” she said. “And they did the most amazing job. It’s perfect.”
The piece was worked on by Bob McAnally of New Providence. McAnally has been a volunteer with the Workshop since 2002 as well as a former volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the SAGE shopping service. According to McAnally, who is 77, many of the projects brought to the Workshop, like the Reverend’s, are sentimental pieces.
“SAGE has always been the place to come,” said the Reverend. “Such dedicated volunteers and always a respected place in Summit.”
The SAGE Workshop has been restoring and repairing furniture since 1961. About 25 volunteer artisans repair, re-glue, refinish, cane, rush and consider any wood item or furniture repair. Pricing is competitive and proceeds benefit SAGE Eldercare, a non-profit organization that is a 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.
The SAGE Furniture Restoration Workshop is located on the lower level of SAGE Eldercare at 290 Broad Street, Summit. The shop is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 am, and items can be left with the SAGE receptionist until 4:30 pm. For information call 908.598.5531 or visit: https://www.sageeldercare.org/shop-sage/furniture/. For more information about SAGE programs, please call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.