Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 28, 2017

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

Union County, NJ — Union County residents seeking information about services for senior adults age 60 and above can visit five locations in July to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging, through the County’s Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) program.

Staff will be present at public libraries in Clark, Fanwood, Linden, Union, and Elizabeth.

“ASK helps Union County residents access programs and services for seniors and their caregivers,” said Bruce H. Bergen, Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. “The ASK program brings our knowledgeable, experienced Division on Aging staff to locations throughout Union County, making it more convenient to meet with them in person.” 

Through the ASK community outreach effort, staff from the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection travels to different locations providing information about services such as home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care, and support services for caregivers.

The ASK program also includes assistance with completing applications and forms.

The July 2017 dates and locations are:

 

Wednesday, July 5

Linden Public Library

31 E. Henry Street

Linden, 07036

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Monday, July 10

Clark Public Library

303 Westfield Avenue

Clark, 07066

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Wednesday, July 19

Fanwood Public Library

5 Forest Road

Fanwood, 07023

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Tuesday, July 25

Union Public Library

1980 Morris Avenue

Union, 07083

12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

 

Wednesday, July 26

Elizabeth Public Library

11 South Broad Street

Elizabeth, 07202

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

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

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. ADRC 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 and Disability Resource Connection model is an initiative that Union County has embraced since 2012,” said Bergen. “It is designed to improve services for seniors and the disabled, and help them remain in their homes and communities.”

For more information about the Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, call 888-280-8226 toll free, or call 908-527-4870 or 908-527-4858, or visit 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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