​If you are a senior living alone in Wake County, or if you have parents or friends who live alone, you need to know about The Citizens Well-check Program. 

 
How does the program work?

Seniors who participate in the program are automatically checked on by phone 365 days a year.

What happens if there is no response, the line is busy, or the answering machine picks up?

The Well-check Program will attempt to call a second time. If the Member cannot be reached, the Sheriff’s Office will call the emergency contact numbers. If the Member cannot be reached, the Sheriff’s Office will dispatch a deputy to the Member’s residence to determine if he or she is okay.

Program Criteria:

  1. Be 65 or older, or have medical problems.
  2. Live in Wake County.
  3. Have a next-of-kin or relative available as responsible party.

For Additional Information Contact:

The Citizens' Well-check Administrator, Deputy Laura Driver, at 919-856-6495.