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September 12, 2022

Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Accepting Nominations for 2022 Disability Advocates Awards

The Deadline to Submit Nominations Is October 3


SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is accepting nominations for the 2022 Disability Advocates Awards. Residents are asked to nominate individuals from the county, organizations, or businesses that demonstrate exemplary support for persons with disabilities through advocacy, service, and inclusion that supports independence and fosters empowerment. Previous winners and Somerset County employees are not eligible to apply. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 3.

Nomination Forms

Nominations should be specific and include the name and contact information of the nominator and the nominee.

To obtain a nomination form, visit or call 908-704-6334. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain a nomination form with assistance from the Telecommunications Relay Services by dialing 711. For more information about how to access this service, visit

Submit nomination forms to Sandra Avellan via email, fax, or mail. Mail forms to the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, Attention: Sandra Avellan, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876, fax to 908-595-0194, or email to

Awards Presentation

The awards presentation will be made on Oct. 25 at 6 PM on the third floor of Somerset County Commissioners meeting at 20 Grove St., Somerville, NJ 08876. To view the Commissioners Meeting live, visit the Somerset County, NJ Facebook page:

For more information, contact the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, Disability Services Coordinator, Sandra Avellan at 908-704-6334 or email

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