Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2019

Union County Division on Aging Outreach (ASK) Dates for County Seniors

Union County, NJ – Union County residents seeking reliable information about services for adults age 60 and older will have a choice of eight (8) dates and locations in July to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging. Staff will be present at public libraries in Elizabeth; Clark; Cranford; Garwood; Mountainside; Summit; 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 effort. Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.

The July 2019 dates and locations are:

Monday, July 8
Elizabeth Public Library – LaCorte Branch
418 Palmer Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Wednesday, July 10
Cranford Public Library
224 Walnut Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Thursday, July 11
Rahway Senior Center
1306 Esterbrook Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Monday, July 15
Clark Public Library
303 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Thursday, July 18
Garwood Public Library
411 Third Avenue
Garwood, NJ 07027
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Friday, July 19
Mountainside Public Library
Constitution Plaza
Mountainside, NJ 07092
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Monday, July 29
Summit Public Library
75 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tuesday, July 30
Union Public Library
1980 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

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.

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. Spanish speakers may call 908-527-4863. Information may be viewed on the Union County government website at www.ucnj.org.

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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