OLD TOWN – Living independently can be a challenge for senior citizens and adults with disabilities.
The Old Town Police Department is adopting a program that will help eliminate many concerns families may have about their loved ones who live alone.
The Good Morning Project will make sure a phone call is made to those who need it every morning between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
The service is available to Old Town residents who live alone with a disability or those who are over the age of 60.
“We’ve launched it. We’ve gotten a couple applications already. We’re going to cap that at about 20, 25, and then we’ll have a waiting list and we’ll reassess from there to see if there’s more of a need,” .
The phone calls will be made on a volunteer basis. If no contact is made, a police officer will go check on the
Welfare of the participant.
It’ll be a daily basis phone call and just a simple conversation. ‘Hi, good morning, how are you’ and make sure that they’re ok and going to be ok throughout the day.
The program is free and applications can be picked up at the old town police department.