Union County residents seeking information about services for senior adults age 60 and over can visit Union County’s Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) program in January, at public locations in Clark, Westfield, Fanwood, Mountainside, Linden and Union. Staff from the Union County Department of Human Services Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection will be present at these locations to answer questions and offer guidance.
All Union County residents are welcome to attend any of these ASK events.
“The goal of ASK is to help seniors and their caregivers access programs and services available to them, by conducting outreach events in their communities,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “The ASK program brings our knowledgeable, experienced staff to convenient locations throughout Union County.”
Through the ASK outreach effort, staff from the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) have been traveling throughout the County, providing information about senior services including home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and support services for caregivers.
Assistance with completing applications and forms is also available at ASK events.
“For services that require an application, ADRC staff can help make the process go more smoothly,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, who the Freeholder Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Council. “I encourage seniors and caregivers to visit a nearby ASK event and avail themselves of the opportunity to get accurate, reliable information about resources that can help improve their quality of life.”
The January 2017 dates and locations are:
Monday, January 9
Clark Public Library
303 Westfield Avenue
10:00 am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, January 11
Linden Public Library
31 E. Henry Street
10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, January 12
Westfield Community Center
558 West Broad Street
10:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday, January 18
Fanwood Public Library
5 Forest Road
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Friday, January 20
Mountainside Municipal Building
1385 Route 22 East
11:30 am to 1:30pm
Tuesday, January 24
Union Public Library
1080 Morris Avenue
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
The ADRC model is a state initiative that Union County has embraced since 2012, providing services can enable seniors and the disabled to remain in their homes and communities. The goal is to promote wellness, independence, dignity and choice for seniors and their families.
ADRC is one of 670 area agencies on aging nationwide established under the federal Older Americans Act. Union County ADRC has information printed in both English and Spanish.
For further information about Union County ADRC call the division’s toll-free number: 1-888-280-8226, or 908-527-4870, or 908-527-4858 or visit the Union County government website at www.ucnj.org.
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