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At SAGE Eldercare, Senior Prom Isn’t for Kids

The following is from SAGE Eldercare

It was a sweet Senior Prom – from candy decorations and sweet music to cupcakes and fragrant corsages. Participants in the SAGE Eldercare Spend-A-Day adult day health care program and their families enjoyed a night out at the 7th annual Senior Prom held at SAGE Eldercare on June 14th.

Thanks to volunteer Lois Shanker from Right at Home in Chatham and Maplewood-based Tracy Trent from Mary Kay, the women of Spend-A-Day were “made up” with makeup and painted nails. Thanks to  flower donations from New Providence Florist and corsage creator volunteer Gene Hamilton, each participant was pinned with a sweet-smelling carnation corsage, and refreshments included cupcakes donated by the King’s in Summit. Many were donned in prom apparel and took to the dance floor, enjoying music by vocalist Lindsay Carter.

“We are thrilled to offer this truly special event every year for our Spend-A-Day participants. It was a fun day, filled with smiles, “ said Laura Keane, Director of Spend-A-Day.

The Spend-A-Day program at SAGE provides days of social and stimulating activities for older adults with varying levels of cognitive abilities in a medically supervised home-away-from-home setting. Daily activities like crafts, sing-alongs, exercise, discussions, and more are individualized to participant’s needs. It offers a valuable respite for spouses, adult children and their families, and other caregivers, offering older adults a safe place to spend the day and remain living at home.  Spend-A-Day hours are 9:30 am to 3:30 pm with extended hours of 8:30 am to  5 pm, Monday through Friday. For more information about Spend-A-Day, call 908.598.5520.

About SAGE Eldercare

Since 1954, SAGE Eldercare has been helping make the communities it serves amazing places to age.  The non-profit organization provides a wide array of information, support, and services designed to help individuals lead the most independent and active lives possible.  From helping with errands and delivering Meals on Wheels, to exercise classes, community programs, Medicare counseling, care planning, an adult day health care program, and home health care, as well as the SAGE Resale Shop and Furniture Restoration Workshop, SAGE’s expertise helps older adults remain independent in their own homes.  SAGE is committed to being the leading provider of programs and services to meet the changing needs of older adults, their families, and caregivers in Union, Essex, Morris, and Somerset Counties.  For more information, please call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.

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