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

(Union County, NJ) - Union County residents seeking information about services available for adults age 60 and older will have a choice of six (6) dates and locations in October to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging.  Staff will be present at public libraries in Westfield; Garwood; Clark; Elizabeth; Union; and at the Rahway Senior Center. 

“The purpose of “ASK” is to help residents obtain government programs and services available to seniors and their caregivers”, said Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski.  “The ASK program will bring our knowledgeable, experienced Division on Aging staff, based in Elizabeth, to locations throughout Union County to make it easier for residents to get expert assistance close to home.”

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Staff from the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) have been traveling throughout Union County providing information about services such as home delivered meals; respite care; home care; adult day care; and, support services for caregivers through the Aging Services Kiosk or ASK community outreach effort.  Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.

The October 2019 dates and locations are:

Monday, October 7

Westfield Memorial Library

550 W. Broad Street

Westfield, NJ 07090

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Thursday, October 10

Rahway Senior Center

1306 Esterbrook Avenue

Rahway, NJ  07065

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Thursday, October 17

Garwood Public Library

411 Third Avenue

Garwood, NJ 07027

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Monday, October 21

Clark Public Library

303 Westfield Avenue

Clark, NJ 07066

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Friday, October 25

Elizabeth Public Library – Elmora Branch

740 W. Grand Street

Elizabeth, NJ 07202

10:00 am – 12 noon

Tuesday, October 29

Union Public Library

1980 Morris Avenue

Union, NJ 07083

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

All Union County residents are welcome to attend any of these ASK events.

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.

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. These services can enable seniors and the disabled to remain in their homes and communities.

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, Union County Facebook page, Union County Twitter account and the Union County website, www.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.

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