FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2008

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

 

Union County’s Division on Aging Announces Outreach Dates and Locations in May 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 Garwood, Elizabeth, Clark and Rahway during the month
of May.

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:

  1. May 1, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Garwood Seniors,
    415 South Avenue (Fire House Building), Garwood.
  2. May 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Elizabeth Towers,
    315 West Grand Street, Elizabeth.
  3. May 15, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at the Clark Seniors,
    430 Westfield Avenue (Clark Municipal Building), Clark.
  4. May 20, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Rosegate Senior Housing,
    555 East Hazelwood Avenue, Rahway.
  5. May 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Peterstown Community Center,
    408 Palmer Street, Elizabeth.
  6. May 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Elizabeth Center Apartments,
    815 Pearl 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: 1-888-280-8226.