Holly Springs is offering some peace of mind to seniors who live alone and their loved ones. The Holly Springs Police Department Citizen Well Check Program provides a way for seniors and individuals with medical issues who live alone to verify their wellbeing with an automatic phone call every afternoon.
What does the program do?
After signing up for the Holly Springs Citizen Well Check Program, individuals receive an automatic phone call every afternoon, 365 days a year. If there is no response, the line is busy, or an answering machine picks up, the program will attempt a second call. If the individual cannot be reached, the Holly Springs Police will call emergency contact numbers provided by the individual. If that person still cannot be reached, Holly Springs Police will send an officer to the residence to determine if he or she is ok.
Who can participate?
To be eligible for the program, participants must live alone in Holly Springs and either be age 65 or older, or have a medical condition. Participants also must have a friend or someone living nearby who can be contacted as a responsible party to check on the program participant, in case the participant cannot be reached by the automated phone call.