Just “ASK” for Information about Senior Services in Union County

Union County, NJ — Union County residents seeking information about services for adults age 60 and older can visit nine locations in September to speak in person with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging. The service, called “ASK” for Aging Services Kiosk, travels to different municipalities each month. Any Union County resident, family member or caregiver can visit any of the ASK locations.

In September, ASK will be available at the Rahway Senior Center and at public libraries in Elizabeth, Cranford, Clark, Garwood, Mountainside, Plainfield, Summit, and Union Township, at the dates and times listed below.

“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.”

Through the ASK program, staff from the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection provide information about home-delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult daycare, support for caregivers, and other services. Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.

The September 2019 dates and locations 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

All Union County residents are welcome to attend any of these ASK events.

The Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection is one of 670 “Area Agencies on Aging” nationwide established under the federal Older Americans Act. Its goal is to promote wellness, independence, dignity and choice for seniors and their families. The division has information printed in both English and Spanish.

Upcoming ASK dates and locations are posted each month on the Union County website at ucnj.org/departments/human-services. The schedule is also shared by newsletter, local media, and social media.

For more information about the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, call 1-888-280-8226 toll free, or call 908-527- 4870 or 908-527-4858.