Safety Programs

These programs are free to elders 60 years of age and over or persons with disabilities.
Are You OK? ®
This is a free computerized telephone call reassurance program operated from the South Hadley Police Department. Contacting an elderly person or homebound individual on a daily basis by telephone helps to reassure their well being and give them a feeling of security.

RUOK® System
The Are You OK? ® Telephone reassurance system eases the concerns of friends and family who may find it difficult to maintain consistent, reliable contact. An 85-year-old woman wants the independence of living alone in her home along with the security of being monitored. The RUOK® system brings a sense of comfort into every subscriber’s home.

Each day at a pre-arranged time, RUOK® automatically makes these computerized monitoring telephone calls inexpensively and without interruption to normal community services.   
A special attachment that easily screws into a light socket near your home entrance or in a lamp in a window. This device will flash intermittently when the light switch is flipped twice and will readily identify your home or apartment should an emergency arise.
This is an ongoing program which permits citizens in the town of South Hadley to pay for existing street lighting that had been shut off.
Project Fire Safe
This joint program, involving the South Hadley Fire Departments, provides smoke and carbon monoxide detectors free of charge to elders. Requests must be made through the council on aging. This program is limited to supply.