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Seniors Can “ASK” About Services in Union County

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Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can attend any of six Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) events in March to speak with experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging.

The ASK events will be held in Clark, Westfield, Fanwood, Mountainside, Linden, and Union.

“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.”

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The Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection is based in Elizabeth. The ASK community outreach program provides for members of the staff to travel throughout Union County to help connect residents with information about services such as home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and support services for caregivers.

The ASK program also enables residents to obtain assistance with completing applications and forms at convenient locations.

The March 2017 dates and locations will be:

Wednesday, March 8

Linden Public Library

31 E. Henry Street

Linden, 07036

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Friday, March 10

Mountainside Municipal Building

1385 Route 22 East

Mountainside, 07092

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

 

Monday, March 13

Clark Public Library

303 Westfield Avenue

Clark, 07066

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

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.”

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: -1-888-280-8226 or 908-527- 4870 or 4858 or visit the Union County government website at www.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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