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