December 20, 2011 (San Diego) -- Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) members are making sure the season is merry and bright for seniors who live alone. They will be delivering holiday baskets or hot meals this month to seniors enrolled in the Sheriff’s You Are Not Alone (YANA) program.
The program ensures daily telephone calls and a weekly visit from a Senior Volunteer Patrol team year‐ round. If no one picks up the phone during the daily calls, a welfare check is also conducted. This is a FREE service for disabled people and seniors who live by themselves within the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Department. To enroll, please call (858) 565‐5200.
Below is a list of holiday basket or meal deliveries as well as YANA coordinators for each Sheriff’s
Station and Substation for media opportunities.
Ramona Substation – 8:15 a.m., December 22
Call Gerrie Griffin (760) 310‐3630
Santee Station – 9:00 a.m., December 22
Delivery of hot meals
Call Tom Grace (619) 956‐4083
Lemon Grove Station – 8:30 a.m., December 23
Call Emil Zirkle (619) 954‐3369
Alpine Station – TBD
Call Pat Bowles (619) 659‐2609