The Town of West Seneca and the West Seneca Police Department are very excited about a service that is available to West Seneca residents.
The name of the service is "Are you OK?"
The "Are You OK?" program is designed for older adults, disabled persons, shut-ins who live alone, or anyone in West Seneca who needs to be checked upon daily.
"Are You OK?' is a computerized telephone calling system which will be operated free of charge by the West Seneca Police Department.
The system calls each enrolled subscriber every day of the year at the same time of day.
When the subscriber picks up the phone he or she will be asked to press a number on their telephone dialpad.
They will be then greeted by a recorded message.
If the Subscriber fails to answer the telephone after several attempts, or if there is a busy signal several times in a row, the computer immediately notifies the police dispatcher
who will then send a patrol car to check on the person.
During the Holidays, vacations, or any other time the subscriber plans to be away, a simple call to the police department (716-674-2280) will stop the calls for as long as needed.
The system is now in use in over 183 cities & towns throughout the United States and Canada.
It has saved a number of lives and reduced worry and anguish for countless citizens and their family and friends.
"Are You OK?" provides a daily checkup on the subscriber and alerts the police if he or she is unable to answer the telephone.
If the subscriber fails to answer the telephone for any reason, a police patrol car will be sent to investigate.
There will be no charge of any kind for this service.
It is very important to understand that "Are You OK?' is not intended to take the place of LifeLine, Life Phone, or any other service which a person is now using.
In fact, we urge people to use LifeLine or similiar services in addition to "Are You OK?".
The "Are You OK?" calls will be made in the morning between the hours of 07:00 AM - and 11:00 AM.
Each subscriber will be asked to choose an hour during which he or she prefers to be called.
The calls will always be made in the same order, so people will quickly learn exactly when to expect them.
Everyone who signs up for this service will be asked to fill outa short form with medical and other information which the police may need in an emergency.
This information will be totally confidential. It will be kept under lock & key at the Police Department and only be used by police if needed.
If you wish to sign up, or if you think you might be interested and would like to talk about it to someone, Please call Detective Gary Pauly at the West Seneca Police Department (716-674-2284).
Anytime Monday through Friday between 1:00 PM -9:00 PM.
He will take your name and someone will be in touch with you shortly after.
Or if you prefer send your Name____________ Phone#______________________ Best Time to Call____________________
Mail to : "ARE YOU OK?'
c/o Detective Gary Pauly
West Seneca Police Department
1250 Union Road
West Seneca, NY 14224