The Community Service Staff works with the Tenant Associations at the different senior buildings and the management staff in various capacities that include but are not limited to the following: organizing Tenant Association elections, arranging trips, scheduling educational workshops and health screenings, as well as planning recreational and holiday events.
The Community Service Staff works with seniors who reside in facilities managed or affiliated with the Housing Authority to provide free services such as health education workshops, flu shots, and health & eye screenings. Also, working with the Union County and City of Elizabeth - Office on Aging, as well as other partners, staff refers interested residents to participate in other classes, social, cultural and recreational activities and programs. In addition, the staff is available to assist with information and referrals for services such as transportation to medical facilities, home health aides, durable medical equipment and adult medical day care programs. Finally, assistance is provided to residents in addressing a variety of other financial and personal concerns (i.e. medical bill advocacy, NJ SNAP Re-Certifications, Lifeline Communication Re-Certifications, etc.).
In partnership with Come Grow With Us! - Groundwork Elizabeth, the Community Service Staff works during the spring and summer to access services to create and/or support existing vegetable gardens at our public housing and senior sites.