Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 7, 2019

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

Union County residents seeking reliable information about services for adults age 60 and older can come to convenient locations throughout the County and speak in person with experienced staff from the Union County Aging and Disability Resource Connection, a division of the Department of Human Services.

The community visits are scheduled every month through Union County’s ASK (Aging Services Kiosk) program. In June, the ASK program will come to public libraries in Westfield, Plainfield, Clark, Garwood, Elizabeth and Union, and to the Rahway Senior Center.

“Our goal is to help senior residents access the resources they need to stay connected with their communities,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The ASK program helps seniors, their families, and their caregivers get expert guidance in person, in a comfortable setting close to home.”

Guidance offered through the ASK program includes home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care, and support services for caregivers.

Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.

All Union County residents are welcome to attend any ASK event. Please note that due to a staff vacancy, bilingual assistance at the ASK events is temporarily unavailable. The dates and locations for June are:

Monday, June 3
Westfield Memorial Library
550 E. Broad Street
Westfield, 07090
10:00 – 12:00

Thursday, June 13
Rahway Senior Center
1306 Esterbrook Avenue
Rahway, 07065
10:00 – 12:00

Friday, June 14
Plainfield Public Library
800 Park Avenue
Plainfield, 07060
1:00 – 12:00

Monday, June 17
Clark Public Library
303 Westfield Avenue
Clark, 07066
10:00 – 12:00

Thursday, June 20
Garwood Public Library
411 Third Avenue
Garwood, 07027
10:00 – 12:00

Tuesday, June 25
Union Public Library
1980 Morris Avenue
Union, 07083
11:30 – 1:30

Friday, June 28
Elizabeth Public Library – Elmora Branch
740 W. Grand Street
Elizabeth, 07202
10:00 – 12:00

The Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection is modeled on a national initiative aimed at promoting wellness, independence, dignity and choice. In addition to ASK and other outreach events, printed information is available in English and Spanish.

For more information about the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, visit the Department of Human Services online at ucnj.org/departments/human-services or call 888-280-8226 (toll free), 908-527-4870, or 908-527-4858. Spanish speakers may call 908-527-4863. 

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