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Union County "ASK" Program for Seniors Comes to Clark on Monday, March 12

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Union County's ASK program for senior citizens will be held at the Clark Public Library on Monday, March 13 from 10 a.m. until noon. Credits: File Photo
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CLARK, NJ - Those with questions about local senior citizens' services are invited to attend an "Aging Services Kiosk (ASK)" event at the Clark Public Library on Monday, March 13 from 10 a.m. until noon.  

The program is sponsored by the County of Union and provides information about services available to those over 60 years of age. Experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging will conduct the event.

Information will be provided on the following topics:

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  • home delivered meals
  • respite care
  • home care
  • adult day care
  • support services for caregivers

“ASK is a popular program that helps Union County residents find programs and services for seniors and their caregivers,” said Bruce H. Bergen, Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. “The ASK program brings our knowledgeable, experienced Division on Aging staff to convenient locations throughout Union County.”

The Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection is based in Elizabeth. The ASK community outreach program also enables residents to obtain assistance with completing applications and forms.

In addition to the Clark event, the ASK program will be at the following locations in March:

Thursday, March 16

Westfield Community Center

558 West Broad Street

Westfield 07090

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

Tuesday, March 21

Union Public Library

1980 Morris Avenue

Union, 07083

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

Wednesday, March 22

Fanwood Public Library

5 Forest Road

Fanwood, 07023

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Thursday, March 23

Berkeley Heights Public Library

290 Plainfield Avenue

Berkeley Heights, 07922

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

The mission 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.

“The ADRC model, a state initiative that Union County has embraced since 2012, is designed to improve service for seniors and the disabled,” said Chairman Bergen. “These services can enable seniors and the disabled to remain in their homes and communities.”

For further information about the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, call the division’s toll-free number: -1-888-280-8226 or 908-527- 4870 or 4858 or visit the Union County government website at www.ucnj.org.

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