Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2017

For Information about Senior Services in Union County, Just “ASK”

 

UNION COUNTY—Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can attend any of six Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) events in April to speak with experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging. The ASK events will be held in Clark, Westfield, Fanwood, Mountainside, Linden, and Union.

“The ASK program brings our knowledgeable, experienced Division on Aging staff to convenient locations throughout Union County, to reach more residents with helpful resources,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, who is the Freeholder Board liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board.

The Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection is based in Elizabeth.

The ASK community outreach program provides for members of the staff to travel throughout Union County to help connect residents with information about services such as home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and support services for caregivers.

The ASK program also enables residents to obtain assistance with completing applications and forms at convenient locations.

The May 2017 dates and locations will be:

Wednesday, May 10
Linden Public Library
31 E. Henry Street
Linden, 07036
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
Monday, May 15
Clark Public Library
303 Westfield Avenue
Clark, 07066
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
Wednesday, May 17
Fanwood Public Library
5 Forest Road
Fanwood, 07023
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
 
Thursday, May 18
Westfield Community Center
558 West Broad Street
Westfield 07090
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
 
Tuesday, May 23
Union Public Library
1980 Morris Avenue
Union, 07083
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
 
Wednesday, May 31
Mountainside Municipal Building
1385 Route 22 East
Mountainside, 07092
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

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

The mission 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.

“The ADRC model, a state initiative that Union County has embraced since 2012, is designed to improve service for seniors and the disabled,” said Chairman Bergen. “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, www.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 or visit the Union County government website at www.ucnj.org.

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