FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2009

 

 

Union County Seniors Can Call the Division on Aging for Information about Benefits

 

Elizabeth, NJ – Many Union County residents age 60 and older are eligible for financial assistance including reduced pharmaceutical costs, utility bill help, and more.  The Union County Department of Human Service Division on Aging is a handy one-stop source for the latest information on all programs serving seniors.

“The Division on Aging can be of great help if you are a senior living independently or if family members are caring for you at home,” said Alexander Mirabella, Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  “One call to the Division on Aging can help you connect with all of the available resources.”

The Division on Aging works closely with municipalities and community organizations to coordinate services.   Call the toll free information and referral hotline during regular business hours at 888-280-8226, or call the Division on Aging office at 908-527-4870.  Bi-lingual staff is available.

“It’s a misconception that you have to be eligible for welfare to get help,” said Mirabella.  “There are other forms of assistance that can benefit many Union County seniors, including help with meals and groceries.”

Union County residents can also request a free copy of The Union County Resource Directory for Older Adults, available in English and Spanish, from the Division on Aging.

For more information on the Division on Aging, visit www.ucnj.org/aging.