News | August 13, 2019

Just ‘ASK' For Information About Senior Services In Union County

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 September, the ASK program will come to public libraries in Elizabeth, Clark, Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside, Plainfield, Summit 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.”

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. The dates and locations for August are:
Monday, September 9

Elizabeth Library – LaCorte branch

418 Palmer Street

Elizabeth, NJ 07202

10:00 am – 12 noon

Wednesday, September 11
Cranford Public Library

224 Walnut Avenue

Cranford, NJ 07016

10:00 am – 12 noon

Thursday, September 12
Rahway Senior Center

1306 Esterbrook Avenue

Rahway, NJ 07065

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Friday, September 13
Plainfield Public Library

800 Park Avenue

Plainfield, NJ 07060

10:00 am – 12 noon

Monday, September 16
Clark Public Library

303 Westfield Avenue

Clark, NJ 07066

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Thursday, September 19
Garwood Public Library

411 Third Avenue

Garwood, NJ 07027

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Friday, September 20
Mountainside Public Library

Constitution Plaza

Mountainside, NJ 07092

10:00 am – 12 Noon

Monday, September 23
Summit Public Library

75 Maple Street

Summit, NJ 07901

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tuesday, September 24
Union Public Library

1980 Morris Avenue

Union, NJ 07083

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

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, visit ucnj.org/departments/human-services

SOURCE: Union County