Union County residents seeking reliable information about services for adults age 60 and older can come to convenient locations throughout the County and speak in person with experienced staff from the Union County Aging and Disability Resource Connection, a division of the Department of Human Services.

The community visits are scheduled every month through Union County’s ASK (Aging Services Kiosk) program. In June, the ASK program will come to public libraries in Westfield, Plainfield, Clark, Garwood, Elizabeth and Union, and to the Rahway Senior Center.

“Our goal is to help senior residents access the resources they need to stay connected with their communities,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The ASK program helps seniors, their families, and their caregivers get expert guidance in person, in a comfortable setting close to home.”

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Guidance offered through the ASK program includes home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care, and support services for caregivers.

Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.

All Union County residents are welcome to attend any ASK event. Please note that due to a staff vacancy, bilingual assistance at the ASK events is temporarily unavailable. The dates and locations for June are:

 Monday, June 3

Westfield Memorial Library

550 E. Broad Street

Westfield, 07090

10:00 – 12:00

 

Thursday, June 13

Rahway Senior Center

1306 Esterbrook Avenue

Rahway, 07065

10:00 – 12:00

 

Friday, June 14

Plainfield Public Library

800 Park Avenue

Plainfield, 07060

10:00 – 12:00

 

Monday, June 17

Clark Public Library

303 Westfield Avenue

Clark, 07066

10:00 – 12:00

 

Thursday, June 20

Garwood Public Library

411 Third Avenue

Garwood, 07027

10:00 – 12:00

 

Tuesday, June 25

Union Public Library

1980 Morris Avenue

Union, 07083

11:30 – 1:30

 

Friday, June 28

Elizabeth Public Library – Elmora Branch

740 W. Grand Street

Elizabeth, 07202

10:00 – 12:00

 

The Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection is modeled on a national initiative aimed at promoting wellness, independence, dignity and choice. In addition to ASK and other outreach events, printed information is available in English and Spanish.

For more information about the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, visit the Department of Human Services online at ucnj.org/departments/human-services or call 888-280-8226 (toll free), 908-527-4870, or 908-527-4858. Spanish speakers may call 908-527-4863. 

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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