Robertson Sheriff Launches Senior Outreach (SOS) Program

Robertson Sheriff Launches Senior Outreach (SOS) Program

Robertson Sheriff Launches Senior Outreach (SOS) Program

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce the launch of their new Senior Outreach Service (SOS) Program for seniors, disabled residents, and their families who need that extra reassurance that someone cares.

The SOS program gives seniors or disabled residents regular contact with someone who is outside their home. Sheriff’s Deputies connect them with needed services that they may not be aware are available to them. Through the SOS program, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office is helping to ensure the wellness and safety of our seniors and disabled residents.

In order to be eligible for this program, you must be a Robertson County citizen over the age of 60 or disabled. Eligible citizens may need this program if you are alone or feeling lonely, if you have recently been discharged from the hospital, if your friends and family live far away, or if you have a need for weekly contact with a caring person.

Eligible citizens who are registered for the program, will have a Deputy from the Sheriff’s Office call you once a week to check in and ensure your needs are being met. If there is no response when we call, your emergency contact person will be contacted, if you provided one. If your emergency contact does not know where you are or you do not have an emergency contact, the Sheriff’s Office will then do a wellness check. The deputy will respond to your home and ensure your needs are being met.

The SOS program is free and is funded by the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office has partnered with local churches, senior organizations, social services, and volunteers to facilitate a network devoted to outreach for seniors.

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The Sheriff’s Office has several convenient ways to register for the SOS program. Citizens can register through the Sheriff’s Office website at www.robertsonsheriff.com, the Sheriff’s Office Phone

(Robertson County TN Sheriff’s Office), email
sos@robertsonsheriff.com, or calling Central Dispatch at 615-384-4911 and requesting a Deputy (the Deputy will come to your house and register you).

If any citizens would like more information regarding the SOS program, you can call Lt. Nick Roberts, Program Coordinator, at 615-382-6190 or email sos@robertsonsheriff.com.

“I am very excited to announce our new Senior Outreach Service program. We have a lot of seniors and disabled residents in the county that do not have anyone to check on them or connect with. The SOS program is an extra way for the Sheriff’s Office to reach out to these citizens who do not have anyone and check on their safety and wellbeing. Our local partnerships will keep them connected with essential services offered in our County, and ensuring their overall needs are being met. The SOS program will help to enhance and protect the quality of life for our seniors and disabled residents” stated Sheriff Michael Van Dyke.

The Senior Awareness Service is for seniors, disabled residents, and their families who need that extra reassurance that someone cares. A deputy from the Sheriff’s Office will call once a week to check on you or your loved one and ensure their needs are being met.

Are you eligible for the SOS program?

If you are a Robertson County citizen over the age of 60 and/or disabled, you are eligible for SOS. We will accept applicants as long as resources are available.

Why would you need this program?

If you are alone or feeling lonely.
If you have recently been discharged from the hospital.
If your friends and family live far away.
If you have a need for weekly contact with a caring person.
Does this program cost anything?

No. The Senior Outreach Service is funded by the Sheriff’s Office. We have partnered with local churches, senior organizations, and volunteers to facilitate a network devoted to outreach for seniors.

What happens if I do not answer when they call?

If there is no response when we call, your emergency contact person will be contacted.

If your emergency contact does not know where you are, the Sheriff’s Office will then do a wellness check. The deputy will respond to your home and ensure your needs are being met.

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