Seniors and their caregivers can come to Union County’s ASK events on November 3, 9, 14 and 16, and meet in person with professional staff for expert guidance on senior programs and resources. Bilingual staff will be available to assist residents in Spanish during the events on November 3 and 16.
The assistance includes help with filling out applications and forms
“The ASK program is a friendly, convenient way to find out about helpful programs and services, and our bilingual staff will help ensure that we can reach everyone who is seeking assistance,” said Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams.
ASK stands for Aging Services Kiosk, 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 caregivers.
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 hometown.
No appointment or pre-registration is needed.
The upcoming events are as follows:
Thursday, November 3
Union Public Library
1060 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, 07083
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Wednesday, November 9
Garwood Public Library
411 Third Avenue, Garwood, 07027
10:00 – 12:00
Monday, November 14
Clark Public Library
303 Westfield Avenue, Clark, 07066
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Wednesday, November 16
Bilingual staff will be available at this event to assist residents in Spanish
Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad Street, Elizabeth, 07202
12:00 P.M. – 2:00 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 more 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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