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Morris County outreach to distribute wellness kits to residents

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County seniors and adults with disabilities are invited to a COVID-19 Wellness Event where they can pick up a wellness kit as well as chat with the staff of Navigating Hope regarding home-delivered meals, food pantries, Medicaid, senior housing and other social services.

Wellness kits contain a reusable face mask, touchless tool and hand sanitizer. Kits are available to people with disabilities and seniors age 60 and older.

The distribution will take place on April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Morris County Library, located at 30 East Hanover Avenue, in Whippany. Homebound residents can call 973-285-6848 to determine if home delivery is available.

“Though the COVID-19 landscape is improving, we want to encourage seniors and adults with disabilities to continue to have safe practices in protecting themselves and others from COVID-19,” said Christine Hellyer, Director of Morris County’s Office on Aging, Disabilities, & Community Programming, which is sponsoring the event.

Navigating Hope, Morris County’s mobile social services vehicle, will be on site to provide information on Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled Program or PAAD, as well as Medicaid applications. They will also distribute information on programs such as food pantries, senior housing, home-delivered meals and Assurance Wireless, which is a federal lifeline assistance program providing eligible low-income individuals free phones, monthly phone data, unlimited texting and free monthly minutes.

Morris County offers a wide range of ways to help our most vulnerable residents:

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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