News Releases, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office
LEONARDTOWN, MD –The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is proud to support a program through the Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA) called Maryland Senior Call Check. Maryland is the first state in the country to start a FREE, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents across the state.
This program is for seniors living alone to check on them daily. This free service will place an automated daily call to the participant at a regularly scheduled time. If the call is not picked up after three attempts, the service will call an alternate person on your behalf to check on you. If your alternate does not pick up or you do not have an alternate, the local authorities will be contacted to perform a wellness check.
MDoA recommends all seniors use the program as a resource during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Senior Call Check phone lines are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
- The verification and enrollment process can be completed within 24 hours Monday-Saturday.
- MDoA will provide messages and updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
For more information, call 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-0560) or register online at www.aging.maryland.gov.