Cambria's free medical alert system could save lives

betling@thetribunenews.comDecember 26, 2013 

LaVerne Fisher displays some of the stickers used in the ‘Carrier Watch’ program.

BERT ETLING — betling@thetribunenews.com

Organizers of an alert system in Cambria say it could save some seniors’ lives. “Carrier Watch” is designed to serve as a safety net in case someone who lives alone may have become incapacitated and is unable to call for help.

With the cooperation of Cambria’s Anonymous Neighbors, the Cambria Post Office and local emergency responders, stickers are available to let postal carriers know residents are taking part in the free program.

The small labels are placed inside freestanding mailboxes. If the mail accumulates, the postal carrier will alert Cambria's Anonymous Neighbor member LaVerne Fisher, who will follow up to be sure the resident is OK.

“There are a couple people in Cambria in the last year,” Fisher said, “who possibly could have been saved.”

For more information or to enroll in the program, call Fisher at 927-5646.

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