The Town of Maynard Public Safety Communications Department (Police and Fire Dispatch) has initiated a program to assist seniors living in the Town of Maynard. Having seniors in our community that do not have family or friends checking up on them regularly has led the public safety department to develop a “Senior Citizen Emergency Database Program”.
This program allows Public Safety Communications to document in a computer database the names of senior citizens, where they reside, and important contact information. In addition, information concerning current medications and potential special needs during an unusual inclement weather event or natural disaster will be on file.
Many times the police and fire departments are called to check on a senior citizen’s welfare and there is no answer at the door. The Town of Maynard Police and Fire Departments are committed to making contact with the resident and at times officers and fire fighters have to force entry into the residence. By filling out the “Senior Citizen Emergency Database Program” contact form with emergency contact name and telephone numbers, we can first contact someone to see if they know of a reason the senior citizen may not be answering the door.
Emergency contact information is also vital in the event a senior citizen is ill or has fallen and has to be taken to a hospital. The designated contact person(s) can be notified and answer important medical information.
How Do I Sign Up?
Senior citizens or their relatives and friends are encouraged to fill out the contact form. Contact forms may be obtained through the Maynard Council on Aging Office, Maynard Housing Authority office and at the Police and Fire department headquarters.
If you or someone you know is a candidate for this program, you may also contact Sarah Finnerty at 978-897-1011 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the form or to inquire further about this program. Participation in this program is completely voluntary. Forms are to be completed and returned to:
By Mail: Maynard Police Department
Attention: Sarah Finnerty
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754
By Fax: 978-897-9315