Union County Division on Aging
Union County Division on Aging plans , implements and coordinates services for residents aged 60 and older .Implements 25 congregate lunch sites throughout the County serving hot lunch on weekdays. Arranges an array of services including home delivered meals, legal, health care, homemaking, housing, Paratransit, volunteer programs, adult day care and caregiver services.
An Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is designated in each of New Jersey's 21 counties to serve as the primary entity responsible for developing comprehensive, coordinated systems of community-based services for older adults.
AAAs also serve as Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) lead agencies in their county, ensuring seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers have easy access to information and long term services and supports.
The role of the AAAs includes:
Coordinating all programs on aging regardless of funding source, and serving as the central source for information and referral for services and programs;
Preparing an Area Plan on Aging which includes an analysis of the needs and existing services within the county and a comprehensive plan for the delivery of services to older people;
Administering the annual allocation of federal Older Americans Act and state funds from the New Jersey Division of Aging and Community Services for projects and services within the county;
Monitoring and evaluating projects funded under the Area Plan;
Serving as an advocate to increase the public's understanding of the nature of the aging process and the aging individual; and
Advising local governments and the Division of Aging and Community Services of unmet needs, and recommending legislation where appropriate.
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