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Visit the Mobile “ASK” Program for Information on Senior Services

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents in need of services for seniors age 60 and older can get information quickly and conveniently by using ASK, Union County’s new mobile Aging Services Kiosk. ASK launched in May and so far the program has visited 10 public sites, including libraries and community centers. Another six locations have been scheduled for July.

“ASK brings our experienced staff to convenient locations where seniors can come for expert, reliable guidance,” said Union County Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, who is a member of the Human Services Advisory Board. “It complements Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen’s 2016 Year of the Senior initiative for enhancing programs and services across Union County.”

Caregivers and family members are also welcome to visit any ASK location.

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The kiosk is staffed by personnel from the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection. They are trained to provide accurate information on services like home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and support services for caregivers.

They may also provide assistance with filling out eligibility forms and other documents.

The following locations are scheduled in July:

Wednesday, July 13

Linden Public Library
31 E. Henry Street
Linden, 07036
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Monday, July 18

Clark Public Library
303 Westfield Avenue
Clark, 07066
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Wednesday, July 20

Fanwood Public Library
5 Tillotson Road
Fanwood, 07023
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Thursday, July 21

Berkeley Heights Public Library
290 Plainfield Avenue
Berkeley Heights, 07922
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Thursday, July 28

Westfield Community Center
558 W. Broad Street
Westfield, 07090
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Friday, July 29

Mountainside Municipal
1385 Rt. 22
Mountainside, 07092
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The mission of the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource is to promote wellness, independence, dignity and choice for seniors and their families.

For more information about the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, call the division’s toll-free number: 1-888-280-8226, 908-527-4870, or 908-527-4858 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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