The Powder Springs Police Department is offering a new program known as “Are You O.K.?” This is a free service for older adults, disabled persons, shut-ins who live alone, and anyone in the area who needs to be checked upon daily. This same program is in use in over 200 cities and towns across the United States and Canada. The system is credited with saving numerous lives and reduces the worry and anguish for countless people, families and friends.

Here is how the program works:

- The subscriber is asked to fill out a questionnaire.

- The questionnaire is confidential and used by the department in case of an emergency.

- A member of the Police Department or a Volunteer will call the subscriber once daily.

- By answering the telephone, the subscriber acknowledges that they are okay and do not need assistance.

- If the phone is not answered, a second call will be made. If the second call is not answered, a police officer will be dispatched to the Subscriber's residence for a welfare check.