Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 2, 2018

Just “ASK” for Information about Senior Services in Union County

Union County, NJUnion County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and up can visit the “ASK” Aging Services Kiosk program at eight convenient locations in February to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging. ASK will be available at public libraries or municipal buildings in Clark, Winfield, Fanwood, Union, Mountainside, Plainfield, Linden, and Summit.

“The ASK programs brings experts from our central office out to local communities, so that seniors can get personal guidance and assistance close to their homes,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “It’s an especially important service in the winter months, when travel can be difficult.”

In the ASK community outreach effort, staff from the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection travel throughout Union County providing information about home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and other support services for seniors and caregivers.

All residents may attend any of the ASK events on the schedule.

“The goal is make it easier to access information that helps seniors enjoy a more comfortably and healthful life, so if you don’t see your municipality on this month’s schedule, you may visit any of the others,” said Granados.

Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.

The February 2018 dates and locations are:

Monday, February 5
Clark Public Library
303 Westfield Avenue
Clark, 07066
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
 
Tuesday, February 6
Winfield Municipal Building
12 Gulfstream Avenue
Winfield Park, 07036
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
 
Wednesday, February 7
Linden Public Library
31 E. Henry Street
Linden, 07036
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
 
Friday, February 9
Mountainside Public Library
Constitution Plaza
Mountainside, 07092
12:30 am – 2:30 pm
 
Thursday, February 15
Plainfield Public Library
800 Park Avenue
Plainfield, 07060
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
 
Wednesday, February 21
Fanwood Public Library
5 Forest Road
Fanwood, 07023
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
 
Monday, February 26
Summit Public Library
75 Maple Street
Summit, 07901
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
 
Tuesday, February 27
Union Public Library
1980 Morris Avenue
Union, 07083
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

The goal of the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection 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 Connection (ADRC) model, a state initiative that Union County has embraced since 2012, is designed to improve service for seniors and the disabled,” said Union County’s Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “These services can enable seniors and the disabled to remain in their homes and communities,” Freeholder Granados added.

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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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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