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R-U-OK? Constable’s new program for Seniors

For residents within the boundaries of Harris County Constable Precinct 3 Sherman Eagleton’s area, who have reached the age of 65, there is a specialized program which few are aware of. Seniors who sign up for this program indicate how often they would like to receive a phone call from the Constable’s staff. Some of the residents like to be contacted three times a week and there are others who stay busy and only have time for one call weekly.

The Seniors can register on-line at www.constable3.harris countytx.gov or pick up an application at one of the Constable’s locations. The forms are also available at any of the Coffee with a Cop Meetings or at the various Harris County Precinct 2gether Senior activities. The Seniors who wish to enrolls in the program provide their contact information as well as two other individuals who can be contacted in the event that the Senior cannot be reached. In the event that neither of these individuals answer or know the whereabouts, the staff from the RUOK? Program will then have a Deputy dispatched to check on the senior.

In working with the Community Centers served by Precinct2gether, as well as with churches, apartment complexes and community events Constable Eagleton is hoping to increase enrollment in the program in the next few months. When the Seniors are contacted they often want to share what has been going on in their lives yet sometimes they are looking for resources to make their lives a little more comfortable. The staff of the program utilize a variety of resources to assist the residents.

If you are over the age of 65 and need help completing the form, please contact the RUOK? Program at 713-274-2500. If you would like a representative of the program to speak to a group in the community, please contact the staff, which are available to speak to groups during the daytime or evenings. If your organization is hosting a community event and you would like a table to be set up with information available, please send information to RUOK@cn3.hctx.net.