For Immediate Release: December 11, 2017
Union County, NJ — Union County residents seeking services for senior adults age 60 and above have a choice of six dates and locations for the “ASK” Aging Services Kiosk program in December, to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging.
Division on Aging staff will come to public libraries in Clark, Elizabeth, Fanwood and Union. They will also be at the Westfield Community Center and the Mountainside Municipal Building.
Any Union County resident or caregiver can visit any of the ASK sessions.
“The ASK program brings our residents together with knowledgeable professionals, for guidance on programs and services for seniors and their caregivers,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, who is the Freeholder Board liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board. “Our goal is to reach more people with useful information, by bringing our staff out to convenient locations across Union County.”
Staff from the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) have been traveling throughout Union County providing information about services such as home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and support services for caregivers through the ASK community outreach effort.
Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.
The first ASK program in December took place on Monday morning at the Clark Public Library. Remaining December dates and locations are:
Wednesday, December 13
Mountainside Municipal Building
1385 Route 22 East
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 14
Westfield Community Center
558 W. Broad Street
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 19
Union Public Library
1980 Morris Avenue
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20
Fanwood Public Library
5 Forest Road
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 27
Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad Street
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The ADRC’s goal is to promote wellness, independence, dignity and choice for seniors and their families. It is one of 670 Area Agencies on Aging nationwide established under the federal Older Americans Act. The division has information printed in both English and Spanish.
For more information about the Union County Division ADRC call 888-280-8226 toll-free, or 908-527-4870 or 908-527-4858, or visit the Union County website at ucnj.org.
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