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Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2020

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

Update March 11, 2020: Please note, due to the anticipated spread of the COVID-19 virus in New Jersey, all remaining ASK events in March have been canceled.

Union County, NJ — 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 Division on Aging, an office of the Union County Department of Human Services.

The community visits are scheduled every month through Union County’s ASK (Aging Services Kiosk) program. In March, the ASK program will be present at public libraries in Clark, Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside, Plainfield, Summit, Union, Westfield, and at the Rahway Senior Center.

“The Aging & Disability Resource Connection model, a state initiative that Union County has embraced since 2012, is designed to improve service for seniors and the disabled. The ASK program enables these residents to obtain valuable information and services, while remaining close to their homes and communities,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

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. In case of snow, residents may call 908-572-4870 on the day of the event to confirm.

The March 2020 dates and locations are:

Monday, March 2

Westfield Memorial Library

550 E. Broad Street

Westfield, NJ 07090

10:00 A.M. – 12 Noon

Monday, March 9

Clark Public Library

303 Westfield Avenue

Clark, NJ 07066

10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon

Wednesday, March 11

Cranford Public Library

224 Walnut Avenue

Cranford, NJ 07016

10:00 A.M. – 12 Noon

Thursday, March 12

Rahway Senior Center

1306 Esterbrook Avenue

Rahway, NJ  07065

10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon

Thursday, March 19

Garwood Public Library

411 Third Avenue

Garwood, NJ 07027

10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon

Friday, March 20

Mountainside Public Library

Constitution Plaza

Mountainside, NJ 07092

10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon

Monday, March 27

Plainfield Public Library

800 Park Avenue

Plainfield, NJ 07060

10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon

Monday, March 30

Summit Public Library

75 Maple Street

Summit, NJ 07901

10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday, March 31

Union Public Library

1980 Morris Avenue

Union, NJ 07083

11:30 AM. – 1:30 P.M.

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 622 “Area Agencies on Aging” nationwide established under the federal Older Americans Act.  The division has information printed in both English and Spanish.

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 908-527-4858. Spanish speakers may call 908-527-4863.

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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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