Monroe NY – Are You OK Program
I just learned today that the village of Monroe NY has a program called RUOK, or the Are You OK Program. It is specifically intended for anyone who lives alone. The person fills out an application, which includes their phone number as well as phone numbers for any local relatives or friends. In addition, the person will provide a spare key to their home. The Monroe NY dispatchers will then call that person daily to make sure the person is okay and has no issues that need to be addressed. If the dispatcher does not receive a response, an officer will be dispatched to investigate. The program is free, and has already helped save many people who weren’t able to get to the phone to call for assistance.
I’m sharing both a link to the Facebook page that describes the program (click the image below), as well as a link to the forms that would need to be filled out in order to be registered for RUOK.