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December 13, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) - During the holiday season, members of the Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) work hard to make sure seniors who live alone feel extra special. Throughout the month of December, Senior Volunteer Patrol members will be delivering gift baskets or hot meals to seniors enrolled in the Sheriff's You Are Not Alone (YANA) program.

Those enrolled in the YANA program get daily phone calls and a weekly visit from a Senior Volunteer Patrol member all year long. If a YANA member doesn't pick up their phone, a welfare check is conducted to make sure everything is okay. The You Are Not Alone program is a free service for seniors who live alone and disabled people living within the jurisdiction of the Sheriff's Department. To enroll, call the Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200.

Sheriff's YANA Program Holiday Delivery Schedule:

• Ranchita Sheriff's Substation – gift baskets

December 15th, 1:00 p.m.

Dudley's Bakery, 30218 Highway 78 (Julian Road), Santa Ysabel

Call Michele Merrick (760) 600-0047 or (619) 405-4031

• Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation – holiday lunch

December 17th, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Grand Tradition Estate, 1602 South Mission Road, Fallbrook

Call Manny Ortega (760) 419-0423

• Ramona Sheriff's Substation – gift cards, quilts and other items

December 18th, 8:00 a.m. (volunteers will put items together and deliver immediately afterward)

1424 Montecito Road, Ramona

Call Gerrie Griffin (760) 484-8250

• Poway Sheriff's Station – gift baskets

December 18th, 10:00 a.m. (volunteers will put together baskets and deliver immediately afterward)

13100 Bowron Road, Poway

Call Marie Allin (858) 748-1109

• Pine Valley Sheriff's Substation – gift baskets

December 19th, 9:00 a.m.

28696 Old Highway 80, Pine Valley

Call Vicki Poirier (619) 857-6087

• Imperial Beach Sheriff's Substation – gift baskets

December 19th, 1:00 p.m.

845 Imperial Beach Boulevard, Imperial Beach

Call Christine Brown (619) 518-8885

• Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station – gift baskets

December 22nd, 9:00 a.m. (volunteers will put baskets together)

December 23rd, 8:00 a.m. (volunteers will deliver baskets)

11486 Campo Road, Spring Valley

Call Craig Carlson (619) 660-7021/7022

• Santee Sheriff's Station – gift baskets and lunch



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