May 22, 2007

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


Union County’s Division on Aging Announces
Outreach Dates and Locations in June 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 Cranford, Plainfield and Westfield during the month of June.

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 Freeholders of Union County 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.

The Outreach Services Program will visit the following locations:

  • June 6, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at
    the Gill Apartments, 40 Meeker Avenue, Cranford.
  • June19, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at
    the Calvary Baptist Church, 324 Monroe Avenue, Plainfield.
  • June 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the
    Westfield Neighborhood Council, 127 Cacciola Place, Westfield.

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.