Senior Citizens Services
First, the “RUOK?” program (started in 1988) is a daily telephone call to check on the person’s well-being. The participant gets to choose the time of the call –the options are 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am or 12:00 pm. The resident can easily contact the front desk to be removed if there is a conflict with their schedule for a particular day, week or even month.
The daily telephone call is generated by a computer but monitored by front desk personnel. If the phone call is not answered after TWO attempts, a police crew is sent to the home to check on the participant’s safety & well-being. The officer also has access to information on key availability and emergency contact(s).
Secondly, a new program was just launched called the “Senior Outreach” program. This program involves a regular weekly check-up by a uniformed officer to ensure that the person’s basic needs are being met. It is extremely beneficial for those who may be “homebound” or with little outside assistance. Referrals can be made for assistance along with important information relayed to the citizen concerning scams/cons, garbage carryout service, etc.
If you know of a family member, friend or neighbor that may be able to utilize these services, please contact:
OFFICER WENDY NEWSOME # (419) 897-7027