Summit Fire Department Receives Neighbor Award

Employees and others were recently honored by SAGE Eldercare for service to the community.

By Sage Eldercare

SAGE Eldercare employees were honored for varying years of service.  Nana Acheampomaa, Karen Corson, Beverly Evans, Marie Francois, Angelita Garcia, Maria Godek, Dawn Knill, Roxanne Sanchez and Oxane St Louis were all recognized for five years of service at . 

Two people, Phyllis England Cardone and Helen Laryea, were recognized for fifteen years of service, Adlyn McAnuff was recognized for 20 years of service, and Mary Ann Maher was recognized for 25 years of service to the organization.

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. 


Programs at SAGE Eldercare include: HomeCare; Meals On Wheels; Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center; GPS (Guidance Planning 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 seniors in the community. 


SAGE Eldercare serves over 6,000 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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