FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2007

CONTACT: Donna Farrell, (908) 527-4858
Tom Plante, (908) 527-4746

 

Union County's Division on Aging Announces Outreach Dates and Locations in February to Help Senior Citizens Apply for Government Programs

The Union County Department of Human Services, Division on Aging, will bring its Outreach Services Program for senior adults to Plainfield, Cranford, Linden and Roselle during the month of February.

Division on Aging staff will assist seniors with information and help in applying for a variety of government assistance programs, including gas and electric support (LIFE LINE), pharmaceutical assistance (PAAD), and home energy assistance (HEAP). There will also be screening for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility, and information about the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP).

“The Union County Freeholders encourage elderly, isolated individuals from throughout the county who meet eligibility requirements to apply for vital services through our outreach program,” said Freeholder Chester Holmes, liaison to the Union County Advisory Council on Aging. “These services can supplement the basic needs of the isolated elderly and sustain or improve their lives.”

“Our staff will conduct private interviews on request,” Freeholder Holmes added.

Bilingual staff members will be available on Feb. 27 to assist the senior citizens at Pinewood Hall in Roselle.

The Outreach Services Program will visit the following locations:

  • February 8, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    at the Cedarbrook Park Apartments, 1272 Park Avenue, Plainfield.
  • February 13, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    at the Lincoln Senior Housing, 800 Lincoln Avenue, Cranford.
  • February 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
    at the Ann Ferguson Towers, 1601 Dill Avenue, Linden.
  • February 27, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    at the Pinewood Hall, 250 West Second Avenue, Roselle.

For further information on the Outreach Services Program and other programs offered by the Union County Division on Aging, call the division’s toll-free number:
1-888-280-8226.