ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents seeking reliable information about services for adults age 60 and older can come to the Summit Free Public Library -- or one of several other convenient locations throughout Union 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. The ASK program will come to the Summit Library on September 23, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. There will also be ASK visits to public libraries in Elizabeth, Clark, Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside, Plainfield, and Union, as well as to the Rahway Senior Center, in the month of September.

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.

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All Union County residents are welcome to attend any ASK event. The dates and locations for September include:

Monday, September 9

Elizabeth Library, LaCorte branch -- 418 Palmer Street

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Wednesday, September 11

Cranford Public Library -- 224 Walnut Avenue

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Thursday, September 12

Rahway Senior Center -- 1306 Esterbrook Avenue

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Friday, September 13

Plainfield Public Library -- 800 Park Avenue

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Monday, September 16

Clark Public Library -- 303 Westfield Avenue

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Thursday, September 19

Garwood Public Library -- 411 Third Avenue

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Friday, September 20

Mountainside Public Library -- Constitution Plaza

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Monday, September 23

Summit Public Library -- 75 Maple Street

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 24

Union Public Library -- 1980 Morris Avenue

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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 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.