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SAGE Eldercare Charity Profile
Incorporated in 1954, SAGE is a private, not-for-profit organization concerned with the health, happiness and general welfare of older citizens and their families. SAGE grew out of a two-year study initiated by the social studies department of the Summit College Club. A local council on aging emerged from the Club's commitment to educate itself and members of the community on issues affecting the elderly. Council representation came from civic groups, churches, social agencies and interested residents. These community efforts resulted in the formation of SAGE.
SAGE is distinguished among eldercare agencies with being both the oldest eldercare agency in New Jersey and one of the few not-for-profit eldercare agencies in the United States that offers a comprehensive array of services under one roof. SAGE has been a pioneer in providing community-based care for the elderly. SAGE started one of New Jersey's first Meals-on-Wheels programs in 1966 and opened one of New Jersey's first adult day care programs in 1975.
Many of the services and programs provided by SAGE today have been used by other public and private agencies as a model for their programs. Now in its fifty-fourth year of operation, SAGE offers eleven programs and serves 5,000 elders and their families annually in Union, Morris, Somerset and Essex Counties.
SAGE Eldercare Volunteer Information
Accepting the challenge to serve
SAGE Eldercare offers a variety of ways for you to make a difference in our community. Your commitment can be long-term, short-term, or a single project.
The following are just a few of the projects and volunteer opportunities available:
Drivers or servers for Meals on Wheels.
Shoppers for the SAGE Eldercare Shopping Service.
Furniture repair at the SAGE Furniture Restoration Workshop.
Receptionists or clerical assistance.
Program assistants at Spend-A-Day.
Salespeople at the Resale Shop.
Train to become knowledgeable about Medicare and health insurance issues assisting the SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program).
Help with mailings.
Assist in the Bill Paying Service.
Apply computer expertise to assist with Internet research and data analysis.
Help with special fundraising events.
Use handyman skills for Home Repair Service projects.
Corporate and community group projects.
SAGE Eldercare Donation Information
All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Checks, Money Order, Credit Card, Cash, Network For Good, Matching, Assets, Annuities, Bequest Legacy, Memorial, Tribute, Charities Aid
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