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What Do You Do to Keep Your Mind Sharp?

Julie Pedersen

Thursday, September 19, 2013 • 3:15pm

On Wednesday, October 9 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, SAGE Eldercare will host a program entitled, “Keeping Your Mind Sharp,” as part of a statewide health and wellness initiative in New Jersey.

Jessica Rosenzweig Gruber, Executive Director of SAGE, will discuss how to recognize the effects of normal aging on the brain, implement several ways to improve brain function, and help prevent senior moments with specific “brain exercises.” 

“As we age, we may think that we are forgetting and become fearful of losing our memory,” stated Ms. Gruber.  “This program will discuss normal aging and offer hints on how to enhance your brain’s function.”  The presentation is part of HealthEASE, an initiative aimed at promoting, supporting and sustaining older adults so they can live a healthier and more independent life through education and behavior change.  The NJ Department of Human Services, Division on Aging Services coordinates HealthEASE programming.

The October 9 program will take place at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit.  To register for this free program, which is open to the public, please call 908.598.5548 or email education@sageeldercare.org.

SAGE Eldercare is a unique community resource that offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for older adults and caregivers, promoting independence and quality of life.  Founded in 1954, SAGE is one of the few non-profit eldercare agencies in the United States, and the oldest in New Jersey, that offers a broad and comprehensive array of services under one roof that assist elderly, often frail, adults to remain independent in their own homes. 

Programs at SAGE Eldercare include: HomeCare; Meals On Wheels; Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center; GPS (Guidance, Planning and Support) Services; InfoCare free information and referral service; Fall Prevention Initiative; Home Repair Service; Grocery Shopping and Errand Service; Bill Paying Service; Holistic Living Services; Alzheimer’s and PREP caregiver support groups; Community Education; and Union County Medicare SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program).  In addition, SAGE has operated a Furniture Restoration Workshop, run by volunteers who specialize in caning and rushing chairs and refinishing furniture, and a Resale Shop for more than 50 years.  Both provide essential funding that supports the organization’s programs and services for older adults in the community. 

SAGE Eldercare serves 7,000 people throughout Union, Essex, Morris and Somerset Counties, as well as across the United States.  For more information, call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.

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