Bergen said residents could sign up for Union County's first alert service, which is a reverse 911 message that automatically issues warnings via cell phones, other mobile devices or land lines in cases of emergency. Join the Union County First Alert system by signing up online at ucfirstalert.org.
The freeholder also said the special needs registry that serves not only senior citizens but also those with physical and cognitive impairments makes first responders aware that someone with additional needs resides at a particular address.
Meals on Wheels and Senior Scholars, held at Union County College, are other programs Bergen said Springfield residents have taken advantage of and enjoyed.
Bergen also encouraged everyone who hasn't had a chance to visit Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside lately to do so. Renovations have enhanced the facility and classes are offered to a variety of age groups, he said.
For additional information about programs or upcoming events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.