SAGE Eldercare is hosting “Holistic Living 101” Seminar. Join Kay Vallario, RN and National Certified Massage Therapist, on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 10am - 11am at SAGE Eldercare in Summit to learn about one of SAGE’s newest programs, Holistic Living. She will discuss the benefits of massage, especially for seniors and those with dementia.
This free seminar, which is open to the public, will end with a relaxation exercise for the attendees. Last year, SAGE expanded its HomeCare offerings to include Holistic Living Services. These services were developed as an additional support to help SAGE’s clients comfortably age in place, decrease feelings of isolation, and help achieve harmony of the mind and body. These in-home services are ideal for those older adults who may be homebound, and/or frail who have limited social access. Services are also offered onsite at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit.
“Holistic living therapy can make a big difference in a patient’s physical and mental well-being,” said Kay Vallario, RN, NCTMB, Holistic Living Coordinator of SAGE. “On a very basic level, it fulfills the universal human need for touch. It also decreases feelings of isolation and stress or agitation levels that can occur in older people. On a physical level, it balances and aligns the human energy field, improves circulation, increases joint flexibility and range of motion, and decreases blood pressure,” she added.
Holistic Living Services SAGE offers include: · Geriatric Massage · Hospice Massage · Oncology Massage ·Hand/Foot Massage · Chair Massage · Healing Touch ·Relaxation Techniques including Breathing Exercises, Guided Imagery, and Progressive Relaxation
To register for the event or for additional information Holistic Living Services at SAGE, please call 908.598.5548.
SAGE Eldercare supports the independence, well-being and quality of life of older adults, their families and caregivers, through the provision of client-centered health, social and support services. Founded in 1954, SAGE is both the oldest and one of the few non-profit eldercare agencies in the United States 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. SAGE Eldercare programs include: HomeCare; Meals on Wheels; Spend-A-Day Adult Day Care Center; GPS; InfoCare free information and referral service; Fall Prevention Initiative; Home Repair Service; Grocery Shopping and Errand Service; Bill Paying Service; Alzheimer’s and PREP caregiver support groups; and SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). SAGE Eldercare serves over 5,000 older people and their families annually in Union, Essex, Morris and Somerset counties.
For more information, call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.