A new program called "Project Community Outreach For Seniors" is being implemented by the Danville-Boyle County Senior Citizens Center and local AARP Chapter.
The program involves a door hanger that a senior can place on the door for emergencies. One side is red and reads "HELP." The other side is green and reads "I'M OK."
The hangers will be given to seniors throughout the Danville-Boyle County area. A goal is for neighbors to know what the door hangers are for and call 911 if needed. The communication device could save a senior's life in inclement weather or in an emergency when there could be no power or telephone communication.
The hangers come with a simple form for seniors to fill out that will provide important information for emergency personnel. Copies will be given to the Danville-Boyle County Senior Citizens Center, Boyle County Emergency Medical Services, and the Danville-Boyle County 911 Center.