December 15, 2015 (San Diego) - During the holiday season, members of the Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Patrol 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 program.
Those enrolled in the program get daily phone calls and a weekly visit from a Senior Volunteer Patrol member all year long. If a 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.