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“ASK” the Experts about Senior Services in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH--Elizabeth residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can visit any of seven Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) events in October to speak with experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection.

The October schedule brings ASK events to libraries and other public buildings in Elizabeth,Clark, Fanwood, Linden, Plainfield, Union and Westfield.

The Elizabeth ASK event is on Wednesday, October 25, at The Elizabeth Public Library, 11 South Broad Street from 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 p,m,

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“Each of our ASK events is open to all county residents, so please come and join us as at any convenient location,” Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, who is the Freeholder Board liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board said. “The ASK program gives you a chance to discuss your situation with our experienced staff, and learn about resources available to help you.”

The Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection is based in Elizabeth. Through the ASK community outreach program, members of the staff travel throughout Union County to help connect residents with information about home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care support services for caregivers, and more.

The ASK program also enables residents to obtain assistance with completing applications and forms at convenient locations.

All Union County residents are welcome to attend any ASK event.

The mission of the Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection 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. Information is available in both English and Spanish.

Upcoming ASK events are posted on the County website and social media. Residents can also check their local newspapers and websites for ASK dates and locations.

For more information about the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, call 888-280-8226 toll free, or 908-527- 4870 or 4858, or visit the Union County 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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