Union County residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older will have a choice of eight dates and locations in January 2019 to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging through ASK, the Aging Services Kiosk community outreach program.

Staff will be present at public libraries in Elizabeth, Cranford, Clark, Garwood, Mountainside, Rahway, Summit, and Union. The Rahway session will have bi-lingual (Spanish speaking) staff on hand.

“The purpose of ASK is to help residents obtain information about programs and services available to seniors and their caregivers,” said Sergio Granados, Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. “The ASK program brings 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.”

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Through the ASK program, staff from the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection have been traveling throughout Union County providing information about home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and other support services for seniors, family members and caregivers.

Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.

All Union County residents are welcome to attend any ASK event. The January 2019 dates and locations are:

 

Monday, January 7

Elizabeth Public Library – LaCorte branch

418 Palmer Street

Elizabeth, 07202

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

Wednesday, January 9

Cranford Public Library

224 Walnut Avenue

Cranford, 07016

10:00 – 12:00 noon

 

Thursday, January 10

Rahway Senior Center (Bi-lingual staff will be available at this site)

1306 Esterbrook Avenue

Rahway, 07065

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

Monday, January 14

Clark Public Library

303 Westfield Avenue

Clark, 07066

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Thursday, January 17

Garwood Public Library

411 Third Avenue

Garwood, 07027

10:00 – 12:00 noon

 

Friday, January 18

Mountainside Public Library

Constitution Plaza

Mountainside, 07092

10:00 – 12:00 noon

 

Monday, January 28

Summit Public Library

75 Maple Street

Summit, 07901

10:30 – 12:30

 

Tuesday, January 29

Union Public Library

1980 Morris Avenue

Union, 07083

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

 

The goal of the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection 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.

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, 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 ucnj.org

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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