UNION, NJ - Those with questions about local senior citizens' services are invited to attend an "Aging Services Kiosk (ASK)" event at the Union Public Library on Tuesday, March 21 from 10 a.m. until noon.
Information about services for seniors age 60 and older will be available and residents may speak with experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging.
“ASK is a popular program that helps Union County residents find programs and services for seniors and their caregivers,” said Bruce H. Bergen, Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. “The ASK program brings our knowledgeable, experienced Division on Aging staff to convenient locations throughout Union County.”
The Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection is based in Elizabeth. The ASK community outreach program provides for members of the staff to travel throughout Union County to help connect residents with information about services such as home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and support services for caregivers.
The ASK program also enables residents to obtain assistance with completing applications and forms at convenient locations. Additional ASK sessions for March include:
Thursday, March 16
Westfield Community Center
558 West Broad Street
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Wednesday, March 22
Fanwood Public Library
5 Forest Road
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursday, March 23
Berkeley Heights Public Library
290 Plainfield Avenue
Berkeley Heights, 07922
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
All Union County residents are welcome to attend any of these ASK events.
The mission of the Union County 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. The division has information printed in both English and Spanish.
“The ADRC model, a state initiative that Union County has embraced since 2012, is designed to improve service for seniors and the disabled,” said Chairman Bergen. “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, Facebook, Twitter 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 or visit the Union County government website at www.ucnj.org.