In an effort to gain public awareness of the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office “Are You OK?” program, three new promotional videos have been published to the program’s 7-month-old Facebook page.
The “Are You OK?” program, collaboratively run by Norfolk County Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti and Fallon Ambulance Service, is free-of-charge and provides safety and security for elderly and disabled people living alone. The program, which places a daily phone call to the home of each enrollee, also offers peace of mind to loved ones who are unable to regularly check in with their older relatives.
Since Sheriff Bellotti initiated “Are You Okay?” in 2001, more than 1,600 people have enrolled and approximately 104 seniors have either been rescued or assisted with medical emergencies by first responders through the program.
The new Facebook video postings, in which Facebook users can “like,” “comment,” or “share” with others on the social media site, feature an interview with Program Coordinator Cheryl Bambery, as well as testimonials from satisfied participants.
The video illustrates a brief explanation of how a program officer operates the daily calling system and responds to medical emergencies. The accounts of participants’ personal experiences demonstrate the reliability and effectiveness of the program.
Be sure to check out the videos online by visiting the “Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office ‘Are You OK?’ Program for Senior Citizens.
Anyone interested in becoming a member or learning more about “Are You OK?” may call (866)900-RUOK (7865).