Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 26, 2016

New Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) Coming to Union County

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce the launch of the new Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) program through the Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), under the Department of Human Services.

“The purpose of ASK is to heighten awareness among residents and help them identify the many government programs and services available to seniors and their caregivers,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Human Services Advisory Council. “The ASK program will bring our knowledgeable, experienced Division on Aging staff based in Elizabeth to locations that, for some, may be more convenient to reach.”

The new Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) outreach program will travel throughout Union County to provide senior adults age 60 and above and their caregivers information about services such as home delivered meals, respite care, home care, and adult day care, as well as support services for caregivers. Assistance with completing applications and forms will also be available.

Open to all Union County residents, the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) is scheduled to bring the new ASK outreach program to the following municipalities in May:

Wednesday, May 4
Linden Public Library
31 E. Henry Street, Linden
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Monday, May 9
Mountainside Municipal Building
1385 Route 22 East, Mountainside
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 12
Westfield Community Center
558 W. Broad Street, Westfield
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Thursday, May 26
Berkeley Heights Public Library
290 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

The Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) aims 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 offers informational resources printed in both English and Spanish.

“The Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) model, a state initiative that Union County has embraced since 2012, is designed to improve service for seniors and residents with disabilities,” said Union County’s Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski. “These services can enable our residents with limited mobility to remain in their homes and communities,” Kowalski added.

Additional dates and locations will be added for the mobile ASK program in coming months, and will be posted in local newspapers, the Senior News, Facebook, Twitter and the Union County website, www.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, or 908-527-4870 or 4858 or visit the Union County government website at ucnj.org.

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