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Petersham Council on Aging to host Lifeline presentation

Published: 9/24/2019 9:37:11 PM
Modified: 9/24/2019 9:37:08 PM

PETERSHAM — Diane Coburn from Athol Hospital will present an informational session about the Lifeline program on Monday, Sept. 30, at 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Petersham Town Hall. The program is free and open to the public, and registration is not required.

Seniors and their families are invited to attend the program, which follows the weekly Council on Aging luncheon. You do not have to attend the luncheon to sit in on the program.

The Lifeline program is one step in helping elders live an independent and healthy life. Lifeline is a personal emergency response system that calls for help when you can’t get to the phone. It allows you to move freely around your home and never be more than an arm’s length away from assistance. (

Lifeline is a practical tool for individuals or couples who wish to live independently in their own homes and for physically disabled persons who spend a portion of the day alone.

To summon help, you simply press your Personal Help Button, a waterproof transmitter worn around the neck or on your wrist. This sends a signal to your Lifeline Communicator (hooked up to your phone), which automatically calls a 24-hour Response Center. Within seconds, highly trained personnel will speak with you. If they can’t reach you, help is sent.

The North Quabbin area Lifeline Program is co-sponsored by Athol Hospital and the Athol-Orange Rotary Club.

For more information, contact Sandy Page at 978-724-3273.

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