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Are you OK? (RUOK)

A free service of daily phone calls to check on your safety
by the Wilton Police Department.

ARE you OK?, an expression of concern voiced by a friends and relatives, gives us peace of mind. We know we're not alone, when someone is looking out for our well-being.

But who calls to ask "Are you OK?" when your loved ones aren't around?

The "Are you OK?" telephone reassurance program eases the concern of friends and relatives, who may find it difficult to maintain constant reliable contact.

Here's how it works!

"Good morning - Are you OK today?" At the same time each morning you will be receiving this free call to check on your well-being.

Your normal response will be a cheerful "hello, yes I am fine". This response tells the automatic system that there is no need for a follow up contact. (If you have an answering machine, it should be turned off when you expect the daily call, as the system can't tell whether it's really you or your answering machine.)

What happens if you do not answer the phone?

If your telephone line is busy, or there is no answer, the system will call back two more time. If there is still no answer or the line stays busy the information on your data sheet will appear on the screen at the computer center at the Wilton Police Department, and emergency action will begin.

What if your door is locked?

When you become a subscriber to the "Are you OK?" program you will be asked to identify other key holders who may assist in an emergency situation.

When can you be called?

The "Are you OK?" calls are made in the morning between 8:00 and 10:00. Then seven (7) days a week you will routinely receive your call at the same time each morning.

Who is eligible?

This free service is available to any resident of Wilton over the age of 60, or to residents who are home bound, the medically disabled - either on a permanent or long term basis regardless of age. The "Are you OK?" program can be used with other programs in which you are enrolled.

Stopping the service

If you have to stop the service temporarily, call the Wilton Police Department's Communications Center at 203-834-6260 and give the appropriate information.

If you have to change the information on your data sheet or want to cancel the program call Detective Scott Sear at 203-834-6260.

Program members

"I feel so much more secure... Knowing I'm going to get a call every day."

"It takes the fear out of being alone."

If you would like to join

If you would like to join the "Are you OK?" telephone reassurance program call Detective Scott Sear at 203-834-6260 or by email at scott.sear@wiltonct.org.