County hosts Services Fair

Middlesex County residents can learn about the many services, programs and opportunities available to them during the first county Services Fair.

The event, sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Student Center at Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. in Edison.

Representatives from each county department will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the myriad programs available.

Table displays will highlight: health services; transportation; arts, history and culture; parks and recreation; open space; housing.

Also, mental health, senior and veterans services; business development and career services; passport and voting information; wills; adoptions; recycling; public safety; roads and bridges; and The Center for Empowerment;

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios will welcome guests and encourage them to learn more about Middlesex County.

“Middlesex County’s departments and services touch the lives of all who live here,” said Rios. “This Services Fair is a perfect way to introduce or further inform our residents about all the ways we can help them with specific needs and ultimately raise their quality of life.”

Rios also will announce Middlesex County’s Prescription Drug Discount Card Program, which is designed to help lower prescription drug costs for individuals who pay the full cash price for their medications.

The program was developed in conjunction with ProAct Inc. and will be offered to county residents at no cost.

There are no prerequisites or qualifications to take advantage of the program, and every resident, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage, is eligible to use the program.