(WDTN) – The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) is now offering free, daily check-in by phone services for older residents during the pandemic and beyond.
The service is called “Staying Connected” and is available to Ohio residents who are 60 or older with a valid phone number.
According to the ODA the automated service is available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week and will contact participants each day within a pre-selected one hour window.
If the participant doesn’t answer after three attempts, a call is placed to a provided alternate contact. If neither the participant or the contact pickup after multiple attempts, a call is made to the non-emergency line of the local sheriff’s office.