Sheriff Volunteers Do Free Checks on Senior Citizens

By Christina London
|  Monday, Dec 9, 2013  |  Updated 8:10 PM PDT
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Sheriff Volunteers Do Free Checks on Seniors

San Diego County Sheriff's Dept./YouTube

A YouTube video shows two Senior Patrol Volunteers doing a sample visit with a senior citizen in the YANA program.

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Volunteers with the sheriff’s department are doing a little extra for San Diego senior citizens this month.

During December, the Senior Volunteer Patrol will deliver holiday baskets and hot meals to seniors in the You Are Not Alone, or YANA, program.

YANA is a free program that checks on elderly or disabled people who live alone. Volunteers call once a day and visit once a week. If no one answers the phone, deputies will do a welfare check, according to the sheriff’s department.

To enroll in the program, call 858-565-5200.

The Senior Volunteer Patrol is comprised of trained volunteers over age 50. Besides senior home checks, they also check on homes of people on vacation, maintain a directory of people in the county with Alzheimer’s disease and provide other services.

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