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Just “ASK” for Information about Senior Services in Union County

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Union County residents seeking information about services for senior adults age 60 and older can visit any of seven convenient Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) locations in March to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging.

Experienced staff will be available at public libraries in Linden, Mountainside, Clark, Fanwood and Summit. ASK will also be available at a community center in Westfield.

“Our goal is to help residents connect with expert assistance and personal guidance, in a friendly, familiar environment close to home,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “The ASK program has helped hundreds of County residents since it first began in 2012 and I encourage seniors, their families and caregivers to make use of this popular service.”

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Through the ASK community outreach program, members of the staff travel throughout Union County providing information about services such as home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and support services for caregivers.

Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.

All Union County residents are welcome to attend any ASK event. The March 2018 dates and locations are:

Wednesday, March 7

Linden Public Library

31 E. Henry Street

Linden, 07036

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Friday, March 9

Mountainside Public Library

Constitution Plaza

Mountainside, 07092

12:30 pm-2:30 pm

 

Monday, March 12

Clark Public Library

303 Westfield Avenue

Clark, 07066

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Thursday, March 15

Westfield Community Center

558 W. Broad Street

Westfield, 07090

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

Wednesday, March 21

Fanwood Public Library

5 Forest Road

Fanwood, 07023

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Monday, March 26

Summit Public Library

75 Maple Street

Summit, 07901

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

Tuesday, March 27

Union Public Library

1980 Morris Avenue

Union, 07083

12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

The Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection’s (ADRC) goal 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: 1-888-280-8226, or 908-527-4870 or 4858 or visit 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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