Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2019

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

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 April 2019 to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging.  Staff will be present at public libraries in Elizabeth, Westfield, Clark, Garwood, Union, and at the Rahway Senior Center.

“The purpose of “ASK” is to help residents obtain government programs and services available to seniors and their caregivers”, said Bette Jane Kowalski, Chair of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  “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.”

Staff from the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection/ADRC have been traveling throughout Union County providing information about services such as home delivered meals; respite care; home care; adult day care; and, support services for caregivers through the Aging Services Kiosk or ASK community outreach effortAssistance with completing applications and forms is also provided. Spanish speaking staff are available.

The April 2019 dates and locations are:

Monday, April 8

Westfield Memorial Library

550 E. Broad Street

Westfield, 07090

10:00 a.m. to 12 noon

 

Thursday, April 11

Rahway Senior Center

1308 Esterbrook Avenue

Rahway, 07065

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 

Monday, April 15

Clark Public Library

303 Westfield Avenue

Clark, 07066

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 

Thursday, April 18

Garwood Public Library

411 Third Avenue

Garwood, 07027

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 

Friday, April 26

Elizabeth Public Library – Elmora Branch

740 W. Grand Street

Elizabeth, NJ 07202

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 

Tuesday, April 30

Union Public Library

1980 Morris Avenue

Union, 07083

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

The Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection’s (ADRC) 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 and has Spanish speaking staff.

“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 Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “These services can enable seniors and the disabled to remain in their homes and communities,” Freeholder Kowalski 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: 888-280-8226, or 908-527- 4870 or 4858. Spanish speakers may call 908-527-4863.  Information may be viewed on 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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