Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 22, 2021

Join “Online with Aging” and Learn about Programs and Services for Seniors in Union County

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners invites all Union County seniors and their caregivers, friends, and neighbors to join the next session of “Online with Aging,” a free online presentation about programs and services for seniors in Union County. Online with Aging will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, March 30, beginning at 10:00 a.m. A link to join is posted on the Union County Division on Aging web page at ucnj.org/aging.

Participants are reminded to download Zoom before joining.

“The Board of Commissioners has been reaching out to engage and assist seniors throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and the interactive Zoom format provides another pathway for seniors and their caregivers to connect with professionals for accurate, reliable information and guidance,” said Commissioner Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “I encourage everyone with an interest in senior issues to join the Online with Aging conversation.”

Online with Aging participants who have questions about senior services will be able to speak directly with specialists in the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection during the Zoom event.

The topics of discussion will be focused on our two community-based programs, the Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving program (JACC) and the Statewide Respite Care program. This event allows seniors and their loved ones to speak directly with the coordinators regarding their program, eligibility requirements, services provided and more.

“Online with Aging” launched in 2020 as a means of connecting the senior community with remote learning opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, topics have included adult day services, home delivered meals, low income energy assistance, and more.

The Division on Aging/ADRC is part of the Union County Department of Human Services, and is federally recognized as the Area Agency on Aging for Union County. The nationwide Area Agency on Aging “on-the-ground” model was established under the 1973 Older Americans Act, with the goal of helping seniors live independently, and with dignity, in their communities.

As an Area Agency on Aging, the Division on Aging is authorized to issue contracts for senior service providers including health aide/homemakers, nurse visits, social work visits, hospice, home delivered meals, kosher home delivered meals, congregate nutrition, caregiver services, legal services, information & assistance, social/medical adult day services, residential maintenance, emergency energy assistance, telephone reassurance, grocery shopping, transportation, grandparents raising grandchildren, and much more.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Division’s Aging Services Kiosk and other in-person outreach events have been canceled until further notice.

For more information visit online at ucnj.org/aging or call contact the Division on Aging at 908-527-4870. Para español, llama 908-527-4863.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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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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