can occur at any time. For the frail elderly and the disabled, emergencies
can be especially threatening if the person is not able to reach the telephone
to call 911. My
office has a computer system that gives us the capability to provide reassurance
that you or a loved one will be contacted at least once a day, thus ensuring
that help will be dispatched if an emergency has occurred.
urge everyone who may benefit from this type of assurance to contact one
of the offices listed below.
Joseph A. Gerace
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office in
partnership with The
Office for The Aging
of mind for you, your family and friends"
All referrals are
processed by the Office of the Aging. Simply call one of the telephone
numbers below during normal business hours. Office For The Aging staff will answer any other questions you have about the R.U.O.K
program by calling (716) 753-4582
You O.K. FAQ's
is "Are You O.K.?:
computer located in the Sheriff's 911 Emergency Dispatch Center calls an elderly
or home bound individual of any age on a daily basis to ensure that they are
does the program work?:
a time you designate, the computer will automatically dial your number and wait
for an answer. When you pick up the telephone you will hear a brief
message. Once you speak, the computer assumes you are O.K. and the call is
I be speaking to a live person?:
A pre-recorded message from the sheriff will play when you answer the phone.
if I can't answer the telephone immediately?:
computer will redial your number within a half hour. If you do not respond
to the second call, an alarm goes off and the dispatcher will telephone whomever
you have designated as contact people who have a key to your house or apartment.
happens if the contact people can't be reached?:
Sheriff's Office or the police department in your area will go to your residence
to check on your well-being.
much does this service cost?:
is no charge for this service. It is FREE for residents of Chautauqua
do I sign up?:
call the Sheriff's Office at 716-753-4582
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