LaMonica Peters

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Reporter and Fill-in Anchor for WCBI News since July 2012. Proudly bringing local news stories to the great people of Columbus.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Check on Seniors

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Monroe County Sheriff Department was at the Pioneer Hamilton Clinic this morning to promote their program to assist seniors.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department started the program for the elderly in August.  They hope to have at least 200 seniors participate. Those that qualify must be Monroe County Residents and have a keyholder. Seniors who sign up will receive a phone call each morning between 8-30 and 9-30.

“If we don’t receive an answer on the 2nd call, what we do is notify a key holder, put a deputy in route to meet the key holder, someone that can make entry check on that person,” says Tanya Willems of the Monroe County Sheriff Department.

Pioneer Family Medical Clinic sponsored the fair that also included health information for seniors. If anyone is interested, they can call 662-369-2468 at the Monroe County Sheriff Department for more information.