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Union County “ASK” Program Brings Senior Services to Local Neighborhoods

Union County, NJ – April 21, 2022 — Residents seeking information about services for seniors and their care givers can come to Union County’s Aging Services Kiosk events and meet in person with professional staff for guidance on senior programs and resources, including help with filling out applications and forms.

ASK is a program of the Union County Department of Human Services through the Division on Aging and Disability Resources, serving seniors age 60-plus and their care givers.

“ASK is a popular program that brings our staff to local neighborhoods, making it easy and convenient for seniors and their caregivers to meet with a knowledgeable expert in person,” said Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams.

Staff at the ASK events can help seniors and care givers connect with a variety of services including home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and support services for caregivers.

Any Union County senior or care giver can visit any ASK event, regardless of their home town.

No appointment or pre-registration is needed.

Two ASK events will take place in May:

  1. Thursday, May 12: Union Public Library, 1060 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union Township, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  2. Monday, May 16: Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Avenue, Clark, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

To check for other upcoming ASK events call the Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection 1-888-280-8226 toll free or visit the Division online at ucnj.org/dhs/aging.

ASK updates are also posted on Union County’s social media channels and are frequently carried by local media, both print and digital.

The goal of the Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection is to promote wellness, independence, dignity and choice for seniors and their families, in accordance with a statewide initiative adopted by Union County in 2012. It is one of 622 “Area Agencies on Aging” nationwide established under the federal Older Americans Act.   

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, 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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