Union County residents seeking information about services for senior adults age 60 and older can visit the Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) program at four locations in August to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging.
The ASK schedule in August includes public libraries in Mountainside, Clark, Summit and Union.
“The ASK program brings our expert staff to local communities in order to provide seniors with greater accessibility to personal guidance in a location that is convenient and close to home,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “I encourage any seniors or caregivers who have questions about the resources available to them to make use of this important service.”
Through the ASK community outreach program, staff from the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection travel throughout Union County providing information about services such as home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and support services for caregivers.
Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.
All Union County residents are welcome to attend any ASK event.
The August 2018 dates and locations are:
Friday, August 10 Mountainside Public Library Constitution Plaza Mountainside, 07092 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday, August 13 Clark Public Library 303 Westfield Avenue Clark, 07066 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Monday, August 27 Summit Public Library 75 Maple Street Summit, 07901 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Tuesday, August 28 Union Public Library 1980 Morris Avenue Union, 07083 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
The goal of the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource connection 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.
Dates and locations of upcoming ASK program stops are posted in local newspapers, the Senior News, Facebook, Twitter and the Union County website, ucnj.org.
For more information about the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, call the division’s toll free number: 1-888-280-8226, call 908-527-4870 or 908-527-4858, or visit online at ucnj.org.