Today is National Senior Citizens Day to recognize America's seniors and the role they play in our communities.
The Sheriff's Department would like to honor its nearly 600 senior volunteers. They donated nearly 170,000 hours last year performing various duties at stations and substations.
Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Patrol members oversee a safety program called You Are Not Alone or YANA. We want our elderly and disabled residents to know they are never alone. YANA members get daily telephone calls and a weekly visit from Sheriff's Senior Volunteers year-round. If no one answers repeated calls or knocks on the door, emergency medical help may be summoned. Some stations and substations offer birthday, Easter, and holiday season visits with gift baskets.