Friday, August 20th, 2010

The Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities & Veterans is making it easier for seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers to access needed community services.

The Aging & Disability Resource Connection initiative expands the system known as “Easy Access Single Entry,” one toll-free number for senior citizens and their families to call to get information about and access senior services, by including caregivers and persons 18 years of age and older with physical disabilities.

ADRC, funded with a federal grant to New Jersey, focuses on redesigning existing delivery systems to serve both populations.

“The Aging & Disability Resource Connection will make it easier for our residents to get the help they need to live independently in the community as long as possible,” said Morris County Freeholder John J. Murphy, liaison to the county’s Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans. “This initiative is their doorway to information and assistance.”

The Aging & Disability Resource Connection may be reached by calling the NJ EASE toll-free number, 1-800-564-4656.

Calls will be handled by division staff members who are trained to provide information in a courteous, professional and timely manner.