FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2007

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


Union County’s Division on Aging Announces Outreach Dates and Locations
in October 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 Winfield, Garwood, New Providence, Roselle and Elizabeth during the month of October.

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:

  • October 2, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    at the James F. Buckle Center, 25 ½ Roosevelt Drive, Winfield.
  • October 4, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
    at the Garwood Seniors, Fire House Building, 415 South Avenue, Garwood.
  • October 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
    at the New Providence Senior Center, 15 East 4th Street,
    New Providence.
  • October 17, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    at the Heard A.M.E. Church, 310 East 8th Avenue, Roselle.
  • October 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
    in the Union County Courthouse Rotunda, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth.

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: