Contacting an elderly person on a daily basis helps to reassure their well being and give them a feeling of security.
The Are You OK?® telephone reassurance system eases the concern of friends and family who may find it difficult to maintain consistent, reliable contact.
Each day at a pre-arranged time, RUOK® automatically makes these computerized monitoring calls inexpensively and without interruption to normal community services.
If the phone call at the designated time is not answered, the computer will redial your number again in ten minutes and if necessary, in twenty minutes. If the phone has not been answered on any of these three calls, the computer alerts the police dispatcher who calls a listed neighbor or friend to check on you.
The Are You OK® Service is offered free of charge to citizen's in the City of Fortuna.
For more information on the Are You OK® Program, contact Officer Supervisor Robin Paul or Community Services Officer Dawn Dokweiler.