FREMONT -- Seniors who live alone now can receive regular phone calls checking on their well-being under a new city program.
Fremont police created the You Are Not Alone program in partnership with the city's Human Services Department.
As part of the free program, volunteers call residents who are elderly, disabled or homebound between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday. If the residents does not answer the phone after a few calls, volunteers visit the residence. If they determine that the resident is inside, they call police officers to enter the home to check on the resident's well-being.
The program, also known as Y.A.N.A., aims to provide a sense of security to those who live alone but realize that a medical crisis could render them helpless. Prospective participants must undergo an assessment before being accepted into the program.
Application forms can be downloaded by visiting www.fremontpolice.org/yana. For more information, call 510-790-6691.
Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.