The American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region gives back to our community in a variety of ways – one such way is through our Dial-A-Friend program. This program is a free, daily telephone reassurance program through which we call homebound seniors to check in on them to ensure they are doing well.
The American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region has also teamed with Lifeline to offer a “Personal Emergency Response Service” (PERS) to anyone who lives alone and may benefit from easy access to an emergency phone call. PERS consists of a personal help button, which is worn directly on the person and connected to a small in-home communicator. The communicator automatically dials the Lifeline Response Center if the button is pushed. Users have their choice of how to wear their personal help button – on a pendant around their neck or on a wristband.
Although most Lifeline users are senior citizens who live alone, the services are also valuable for disabled residents or people with other health problems. For more information, please visit: http://affiliates.lifelinesys.com/RedCross/home/