UNION COUNTY, NJ--Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors can visit the traveling “ASK” Aging Services Kiosk program. Five ASK sessions are scheduled for five different locations this month, including one in Fanwood on Jan. 24.
The ASK program visits libraries and other public facilities in communities throughout Union County. Each session is staffed by experienced personnel from the Union County Department of Human Services Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection.
“The ASK program enables residents to speak with an expert and ask questions in person at a convenient location,” Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, the Freeholder Board liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board said. “ASK has become an important part of our community outreach efforts, helping to ensure that every senior can connect with the resources and services available to them.”
Seniors and caregivers can come to an ASK session for information about home-delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and other services. Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.
Any Union County resident or caregiver can visit any of the ASK sessions. The dates and locations for local ASK sessions in January are:
Wednesday, January 24
Fanwood Public Library
5 Forest Road
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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. For more information call 888-280-8226 toll-free, or 908-527-4870 or 908-527-4858, or visit the Union County website at ucnj.org.