PROGRAMS

ELDER CHECKS

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A program the Sheriff came up with several years ago after realizing there were many elderly "shut-ins" in Franklin County that had no family or close friends available to watch over them. A voluntary program was developed that if requested, a deputy would visit (a person fitting this description) weekly.

 

The purpose to be:

1. To check on their physical well being to ensure they are thriving in their personal environment

2. To ensure they had enough food

3. To ensure they are warm enough in winter

4. To provide some human contact and fellowship during their day

This program is very popular, carrying an average of 12-15 participants monthly
and offered in communities with no police dept.

Of the people, for the people.