Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 24, 2018

Union County, NJ — Union County residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older will have a choice of six dates and locations in November to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging.  Staff will be present at public libraries in Clark, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Linden and Union.

“The purpose of ASK is to help residents obtain government programs and services available to seniors and their caregivers,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.  “The ASK program will bring our knowledgeable, experienced Division on Aging staff, based in Elizabeth, to locations throughout Union County to make it easier for residents to get expert assistance close to home.”

ASK is the Aging Services Kiosk community outreach effort, which sends staff from Union County’s Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection to provide information on home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care, support services for caregivers, and other programs and resources.

Help with completing applications and forms is also provided.

The November 2018 dates and locations are:

 

Monday, November 5

Elizabeth Public Library – LaCorte Branch

418 Palmer Street

Elizabeth, 07202

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

Wednesday, November 7

Linden Public Library

31 E. Henry Street

Linden, 07036

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

Wednesday, November 14

Cranford Public Library

224 Walnut Avenue

Cranford, 07016

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Monday, November 19

Clark Public Library

303 Westfield Avenue

Clark, 07066

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Tuesday, November 27

Union Public Library

1980 Morris Avenue

Union, 07083

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

 

Wednesday, November 28

Fanwood Public Library

5 Forest Road

Fanwood, 07023

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

 

All Union County residents are welcome to attend any of these ASK events.

The Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection’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.

“The Aging & Disability Resource model, a state initiative that Union County has embraced since 2012, is designed to improve service for seniors and the disabled,” said Freeholder Chairman Granados. “These services can enable seniors and the disabled to remain in their homes and communities.”

Check for the upcoming schedule of stops for an ASK kiosk coming near you as dates and locations are posted in local newspapers, the Senior News, Facebook, Twitter and the Union County website, ucnj.org.

For further information about the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, call the division’s toll-free number: 1-888-280-8226, or 908-527- 4870 or 4858. Spanish speakers may call 908-527-4863.  Information may be viewed on the Union County website at ucnj.org

 

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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