Life is unpredictable. And no matter how independent you are at home, you may someday find yourself in a situation where you need help. And there's no one around to help you. That's why you should have Lifeline, the personal emergency response system that calls for help when you can't get to the phone. It allows you to move freely around your home or yard, and never be more than an arm's length away from assistance.
Here's how it works:
Whenever you need help, you simply press your Personal Help Button, a waterproof transmitter worn on your wrist, belt, or necklace.
This sends a signal to your Lifeline Communicator (hooked up to your phone), which automatically calls a 24-hour Response Center. Within seconds, highly trained personnel will speak with you. If they can't reach you, help is sent.
Depending on the situation, Response Center personnel -- who have access to your vital information -- quickly send your "responders" (neighbors, relatives) or medical help to your home.
Lifeline is a practical tool for elderly individuals or couples who wish to live independently in their own homes and for physically disabled persons who spend a portion of the day alone.
Lifeline is available for a fee of $25 per month (leased equipment).
Lifeline subscribers must be mentally capable of using the equipment and have a private telephone line in their home.
For more information contact Judy Howland, Lifeline program manager at (978) 249-1145.
If you belong to an organization that would like to have a program speaker on Lifeline call Bill Howland, chairman of the Athol-Orange Rotary Club Lifeline Committee at (978) 249-7654.
This program is co-sponsored by Athol Memorial Hospital and the Athol-Orange Rotary Club.