BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Shanel Y. Robinson invites residents and caregivers to attend a public forum to discuss programs and services for adults age 60 and above and people with disabilities.

The forum will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at the Senior Wellness Center at 876 E. Main St. Residents are invited to talk about the needs of the community and recommend potential solutions.

“The aging population is one of the fastest-growing segments in Somerset County,” said Freeholder Robinson. “We as a community should be cognizant of this sector’s needs and other residents who may require assistance.” 

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The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services and its Advisory Council will discuss the 2020 Area Plan Contract Update that identifies the trends and conditions affecting the aging population in Somerset County as well as its plan’s goals, strategies, budget and the services and programs that will be provided.

The 2020 Area Plan Contract Update provides services funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act, Social Services Block Grant, State Safe Housing and Transportation, Adult Protective Services, Casino Revenues, and state, county and local funds.

Residents who cannot attend may send written comments until Wednesday, June 19. Mail correspondence to Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, Attention: Executive Director Joanne Fetzko, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876. 

For more information, or to register for the forum contact Helen O’Connor at 908-704-6336 or email OfficeAging@co.somerset.nj.us.