SAFE: Senior Awareness
The City of Streetsboro
The City of Streetsboro Safety forces in conjunction with the Streetsboro Senior Center and Mayor Glenn Broska have initiated a new program to assist seniors living in the City of Streetsboro. Having seniors in our community that do not have family or friends checking up on them regularly has led the police department to develop “S.A.F.E” – Senior Awareness for Everyone.
This program allows the police/fire departments to document in a computer database the names of senior citizens, where they reside, and important contact information. In addition, information concerning potential special needs during an unusual inclement weather event or natural disaster will be on file. Police officers and dispatchers will be assigned to make phone calls along with home visits as manpower and circumstances permit, to see if the senior citizen is in need of any special assistance.
Many times police are called to check on a senior citizen’s welfare and there is no answer at the door. The City of Streetsboro safety forces are committed to making contact with the resident and at times officers have to force entry into the residence. By filling out the “SAFE” contact form with emergency names and contact telephone numbers, police officers can first contact someone to see if they know of a reason the senior citizen may not be answering the door.
Emergency contact information is also vital in the event a senior citizen is ill or has fallen and has to be taken to a hospital. The designated contact person(s) can be notified and answer important medical information.
Senior citizens age 60 and older; those who are 55 and retired; or any citizen that is disabled are encouraged to fill out the contact form. Click HERE to download the contact form. Contact forms may also be obtained through the Streetsboro Senior Center and at the Streetsboro Police Department.
If you or someone you know is a candidate for this program, you may also contact Dispatcher Linda Leanza at 330-626-4976; Katie Mathies, Senior Citizen Services Director at 330-626-2398 or the Mayor’s office at 330-626-4942 ext. 106 to obtain the form or to inquire further about this program. Participation in this program is completely voluntary.
Please return S.A.F.E. forms to the Streetsboro Senior Center:
City Hall, 9184 State Route 43, Streetsboro, OH 44241