MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- Seniors and adults with disabilities who live in Morris County are invited to pick up a wellness kit on April 12 during a county-sponsored COVID-19 wellness event.

The wellness kit, available to seniors aged 60 and older and people with disabilities, contains a reusable face mask, touchless tool and hand sanitizer. During the event, those attending can speak with staff of Navigating Hope regarding home-delivered meals, food pantries, Medicaid, senior housing and other social services.

The distribution will take place on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Morris County Library, 30 E. Hanover Ave., Whippany. Homebound residents may call 973-285-6848 to determine if home delivery is available.

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"Though the COVID-19 landscape is improving, we want to encourage seniors and adults with disabilities to continue to have safe practices in protecting themselves and others from COVID-19," said Christine Hellyer, director of Morris County's Office on Aging, Disabilities, and Community Programming, which is sponsoring the event. 

Navigating Hope, Morris County's mobile social services vehicle, will be on site to provide information on Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled Program or PAAD, as well as Medicaid applications. They will also distribute information on programs such as food pantries, senior housing, home-delivered meals and Assurance Wireless, which is a federal lifeline assistance program providing eligible low-income individuals free phones, monthly phone data, unlimited texting and free monthly minutes.


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