An elderly Norfolk County woman received
emergency medical attention recently as a result of her being enrolled in Norfolk
County Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti’s “Are You OK?” program.
The free lifesaving program for elders provides security and peace of mind to more than 1,700 elderly citizens with a phone call each day to their home, asking if they are OK.
The daily phone call service is available to all Norfolk County residents.
The 82-year-old woman was helped by a safety officer when she indicated she felt dizzy and nauseous after receiving her daily phone call from to check on her well-being on Sept. 6, according to the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.
“Like most of the people enrolled in the “Are You OK?” program, this woman lived by herself, but you’re never completely alone when you’re signed up for the program because we check on you each and every day,” Sheriff Bellotti said in a statement.
People who sign up for the program receive a phone call every morning, 365 days a year. If the enrollee does not answer the phone or otherwise indicates he or she is nor feeling well, the “Are You OK?” officer can summon help immediately.
Anyone wishing to sign up for program or find out more about the program may call 866-900-RUOK (7865).
The Norfolk County includes 28 eastern Massachusetts communities including Weymouth and Canton.