The Cuyahoga Falls Senior Watch Program identifies needs and checks the well-being of older adults in the city.
The City of Cuyahoga Falls remains mindful of our aging population and feels that the Senior Watch Program can provide many benefits, while improving the quality of life for many of our citizens.
To qualify for services, residents must be 65 years old or older, living alone, and have limited to no contact with family members or caregivers. He/she must also have limited mobility, be disabled, and/or bedridden.
Applications may be obtained at the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. Basic information about the older adult applicant will need to be provided, such as, emergency contact information, if the applicant is currently participating or would like to participate in the Envelope of Life program and in which senior program the applicant wishes to enroll. Program participants may choose from the following programs:
Participants have the opportunity to become part of our call-in program. He/she will designate a day and time to call or check-in with the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. If the call is missed, an officer will call back as soon as possible or, if phone contact is not made, visit the home to check on the resident. The benefit of this program is that the client doesn't have to be home to call in.
Senior citizens also have the option to be on our designated Elderly Call list. On selected days and times, the police department will call the residents to check on their welfare. If no phone contact is made, an officer will be sent to the home.
Some seniors require more assistance than others. These seniors may not have family to check on them or to provide assistance. A police officer will visit the resident once a week (or more) to check on their welfare.
For more information or to obtain an application, please call (330) 971-8333.