FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 24, 2007

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, (908) 527-4419
Tom Plante, (908) 527-4746

 

Union County’s Division on Aging Announces
 Outreach Dates and Locations in November 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 Linden, Summit, Westfield, Rahway and Scotch Plains during the month of November.

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:

  • November 5, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
    at the Tremley Point Seniors, 2907 Tremley Point Road, Linden.
  • November 8, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
    at the Summit Senior Housing, 12 Chestnut Avenue, Summit.
  • November 13, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    at the Westfield Senior Housing, 1129 Boynton Avenue, Westfield.
  • November 15, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    at the Kennedy Arms Apartments, 250 West Grand Avenue, Rahway.
  • November 29, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    at the Scotch Plains Seniors, Scotch Hills Country Club,
    Jerusalem Avenue, Scotch Plains.

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.