Health & Wellness

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

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and up can visit the “ASK” Aging Services Kiosk program at eight convenient locations in February to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging.

ASK will be available at public libraries or municipal buildings in Clark, Winfield, Fanwood, Union, Mountainside, Plainfield, Linden, and Summit.

“The ASK programs brings experts from our central office out to local communities so that seniors can get personal guidance and assistance close to their homes,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “It’s an especially important service in the winter months when travel can be difficult.”

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In the ASK community outreach effort, staff from the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection travel throughout Union County providing information about home-delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and other support services for seniors and caregivers.

All residents may attend any of the ASK events on the schedule.

“The goal is to make it easier to access information that helps seniors enjoy a more comfortable and healthful life, so if you don’t see your municipality on this month’s schedule, you may visit any of the others,” said Granados.

Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.

The February 2018 dates and locations are:

Monday, February 5

Clark Public Library

303 Westfield Avenue

Clark, 07066

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Tuesday, February 6

Winfield Municipal Building

12 Gulfstream Avenue

Winfield Park, 07036

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Wednesday, February 7

Linden Public Library

31 E. Henry Street

Linden, 07036

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Friday, February 9

Mountainside Municipal Building

1385 Route 22 East

Mountainside, 07092

12:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Thursday, February 15

Plainfield Public Library

800 Park Avenue

Plainfield, 07060

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Wednesday, February 21

Fanwood Public Library

5 Forest Road

Fanwood, 07023

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

 

Monday, February 26

Summit Public Library

75 Maple Street

Summit, 07901

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

Tuesday, February 27

Union Public Library

1980 Morris Avenue

Union, 07083

12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

The goal of the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection 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.

“The Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) model, a state initiative that Union County has embraced since 2012, is designed to improve service for seniors and the disabled,” said Union County’s Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “These services can enable seniors and the disabled to remain in their homes and communities,” Freeholder Granados added.

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.

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