On Monday, December 13, participants from the Rochester Police Department’s Project Good Morning program (PGM) met for their annual holiday breakfast, which for the past few years has been generously donated and prepared by Granite Steak and Grille.
Communication Specialists (dispatchers) from the Police Department organize the event, prepare cookie platers for the members, and exchange small gifts with the members.
In 1995, Project Good Morning was designed to assist senior citizens, who live alone, to continue an independent lifestyle. PGM members and their families are provided with the security of knowing that they will have a daily contact source to check in with.
To be eligible for the Project Good Morning Program, participants must be a resident of the City of Rochester. Once an application has been completed it will be forwarded to the project coordinator, who will then communicate with the applicant to explain the program.
Once accepted into the program, PGM members will contact the Police Department daily between 6:00 am and 10am to check in with a communications specialist. If a member does not make contact by 10am, a dispatcher will attempt to make contact with the member. If the specialist is unsuccessful, a patrol unit and/or other emergency personnel will be sent to the address to conduct a welfare check on the member to ensure there are no life safety issues.
To learn more about the program, call (603) 330-7128or visit www.RochesterPD.org.