ARE you OK?®, an expression of concern voiced by a friends and relatives, gives us peace of mind. We know we're not alone, when someone is looking out for our well-being.
But who calls to ask "Are you OK?®" when your loved ones aren't around.
The "Are you OK?®" telephone reassurance program eases the concern of friends and relatives, who may find it difficult to maintain constant reliable contact.
Here's how it works!
"Good morning - Are you OK today?®" At the same time each morning you will be receiving this free call to check on your well-being.
Your normal response will be a cheerful "Hello, yes I am fine". This response tells the automatic system that there is no need for a follow up contact. (If you have an answering machine, it should be turned off when you expect the daily call, as the system can't tell whether it's really you or your answering machine.)
What happens if you do not answer the phone?
If your telephone line is busy, or there is no answer, the system will call back two more time. If there is still no answer or the line stays busy the information on your data sheet will appear on the screen at the computer center at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, and emergency action will begin.
What if your door is locked?
When you become a subscriber to the "Are you OK?®" program you will be asked to identify other key holders who may assist in an emergency situation.
When can you be called?
The "Are you OK?" calls are made in the morning at a time designated by the subscriber. Then seven (7) days a week you will routinely receive your call at the same time each morning.
Who is eligible?
This free service is available to any resident of Montgomery County over the age of 55, or to residents who are home bound, the medically disabled - either on a permanent or long term basis regardless of age. The "Are you OK?®" program can be used with other programs in which you are enrolled.
Stopping the service?
If you have to stop the service temporarily, call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Communications Center at 334.832.4980 and give the appropriate information.
If you have to change the information on your data sheet or want to cancel the program call our Support Services at 334.832.1369.
Would you like to JOIN?
Are You OK? Application Form
If you would like to join the "Are you OK?®" telephone reassurance program,
please complete the form above and return by mail, email, fax or in person to:
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Are You OK? Program
115 S Perry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
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Letter of Testimonial