The "Are You Ok?" program is a daily telephone reassurance program offered by the Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Fallon Ambulance. Each morning, enrolled seniors receive a call to check on their well-being. If an individual fails to respond or requires assistance, staff notifies their family, and if necessary, local police and/or emergency services. This program is offered free of charge to Norfolk County residents and has saved the lives of a number of seniors.
The program is provided 365 days a year for seniors and or people with disabilities. Calls are placed from 6am-10am daily with the time of the call being chosen by the individual. The automated call takes approximately 24 seconds and is monitored by a Norfolk Sheriff Deputy Sheriff or Fallon Ambulance Staff. Individuals may determine how many days a week the call is placed and may suspend calls when they know they will be away from home. The monitoring of these calls is a great tool in determining the needs of an individual while at the same time allowing elderly residents living alone to have a sense of security knowing that a public safety professional is checking on their well-being.
Seniors interested in signing up for this no cost, potentially lifesaving, program are encouraged to contact 1-866-900-7865.