The staff at Sage always go above and beyond to create a warm and welcoming environment. I am continuously impressed at the work and love that goes into this nonprofit.
SAGE Eldercare Summit, NJ, is an outstanding resource for the elderly in our area. Providing Meals On Wheels, help for our elders in their homes through programs including spend-a-day programs, shopping, gauging living situations, home health care aides, giving information re: Medicare, exercise programs, outstanding resource information, furniture repair and recycling estates, Sage is an invaluable gift to our five-county wide community.
I am a meals on wheels volunteer. I see first hand the tremendous job Sage does in keeping older folks in their homes for as long as possible. The meals on wheels program is just one of the many programs that Sage provides to seniors. Sage has a very caring and professional staff. I am proud to be a volunteer for this terrific organization.
I am a Meals on Wheels volunteer and see first hand the good things this organization does for the elder community. Sage is a terrific organization with a very dedicated staff. The work that Sage does is a vital part of this community.
There are so many ways to get involved with this great organization! SAGE has volunteers delivering daily meals to older adults in the surrounding communities, furniture craftsmen who repair chairs and other furniture in a workshop, helpers in the adult day program, office workers, receptionists, and more! But that's not why you should help or donate to SAGE -- you should help this group because they are helping older adults who are often living alone and need special care or a place to go to while their family goes to work. They also have community programs and exercise classes for older adults who are more capable. And, they've been around for 60+ years, so they know what they're doing!
As a volunteer in the SAGE Spend-A-Day program I witness firsthand each week how the members benefit. The staff is extremely caring, professional, patient, and empathetic. Each member is truly treated as an individual and as such their individual needs are addressed accordingly. It gives seniors a chance to socialize and participate in fun activities - friendships are formed and I believe it helps counteract the loneliness many feel when their spouses have passed away or they don't have family in the area. I adore all the members of the program - my time at SAGE each week is priceless!
I have been volunteering for the Meals on Wheels Program for 2 months now and I am impressed with how efficiently the program runs, the friendliness of all Sage employees and volunteers, and the organization of the entire operation. At the end of my Meals on Wheels route I feel grateful that I can be a part of
an organization that reaches so many people in need.
Mother lived to be 100 due to the great care of a live-in SAGE nurse. I volunteer with MOW and see how welcome the hot meal is and also the friendly chat we have with clients. Often we are the only people the client sees during the day. When things are amiss at their homes we have a social worker who then evaluates the situation and remedies it. SAGE is a wonderful organization and the main reason I stay in NJ where I have no family. SAGE is my family.
The staff and the programs/services offered are exceptional. I have a 90 year mother living in Pennsylvania and there is no similar resource available for her there. After 10 years of volunteering, I have become "attached" to many of the MOW clients, interesting people with interesting life stories.
My son and I did the Meals on Wheels program for a few weeks at Sage. Everyone that worked there was very pleasant and welcoming. We moved out of state or I would still be volunteering at Sage. Great group of people.
Working with the SAGE Meals on Wheels program delivering to those who cannot manage on their own has been a real eye-opener for me. Each client has their own story and they feel so much more connected to their community knowing they can easily reach out to SAGE and will hear a friendly and helpful voice on the phone. It is a privilege to get to know the seniors on my route, and to see how grateful they are when you enter their home with their meal. The seniors are also thrilled that they can receive home repairs at very low cost to them through SAGE's many programs. The seniors can trust the workers who come their homes.
On the occasion when I cannot deliver, my daughter takes over and they love to get to know the family and that we would not let them down; they are important to us.
I have seen how relieved a husband is when his wife with dementia can attend the Spend a Day program, and he can run errands and not have to be confined to the house looking after his wife.
And on a personal level, I have gained important knowledge about how to deal with my own aging parents through their many free classes, for example, keeping the home safe from accidents.
Thank you to SAGE for being there, and for being in the forefront of eldercare in our community.