The Freeholder Board invites all Union County seniors and their caregivers, friends, and neighbors to join “Online with Aging,” a live, online presentation about programs and services for seniors. Online with Aging will be held in English and Spanish on Zoom on Friday, December 11, 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 Freeholder Board 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 Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “I encourage everyone with an interest in senior issues to join the Online with Aging conversation.”

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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.

Topics of discussion will include many senior services available in Union County, including the Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving program, Respite Care program, and Medicaid Managed Long Term Services & Supports as well as adult day services, home delivered meals, and information about the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Union County.

Online with Aging will also cover Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged & Disabled PAAD/Lifeline, Senior Gold, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary Program, among others.

The Division on Aging/ADRC is part of the Union County Department of Human Services, and is the federally recognized Area Agency on Aging for Union County. The nationwide Area Agency on Aging “on-the-ground” model was established uner the 1973 Older Americans Act, with the goal of helping seniores 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 vist 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 and the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 and updates on statewide vaccine planning are available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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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