Union County, NJ-- Union County residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older will have a choice of eight (8) dates and locations in March to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging. Staff will be present at public libraries in Elizabeth with Spanish speaking staff, Plainfield, Cranford, Mountainside, Clark, Garwood, Summit, and at the Senior Center in Rahway with Spanish speaking staff.

“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 communityoutreach effort.  Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.

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The March 2019 dates and locations are:

 

Monday, March 4

Elizabeth Public Library – LaCorte Branch - 418 Palmer Street, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Bi-lingual staff will be available at this site

 

Thursday, March 7

Rahway Senior Center - 1308 Esterbrook Avenue, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Bi-lingual staff will be available at this site

 

Friday, March 8

Plainfield Public Library - 800 Park Avenue, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

 

Wednesday, March 13

Cranford Public Library - 224 Walnut Street, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon

 

Friday, March 15

Mountainside Public Library - Constitution Plaza, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 

Monday, March 18

Clark Public Library - 303 Westfield Avenue, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 

Thursday, March 21

Garwood Public Library -

411 Third Avenue

Garwood, 07027

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 

Monday, March 25

Summit Public Library

75 Maple Street

Summit, 07901

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm

 

All Union County residents are welcome to attend any of these ASK events.

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.

“The Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) model, a state initiative that Union County has embraced since 2012, is designed to improve service for seniors and the disabled,” said Freeholder Chair Kowalski. “These services can enable seniors and the disabled to remain in their homes and communities.”

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: 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