Senior Volunteer Patrol Service’s ‘You Are Not Alone’ program checks up on folks


Are you a senior citizen or a disabled person living alone, with no one to check on you regularly? Perhaps you would benefit from a free service monitored by members of the Senior Volunteer Patrol Program, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

This service is called You Are Not Alone, or YANA. Members of the Senior Volunteer Patrol Program monitor the welfare of YANA participants with personal phone calls and/or home visits on a regular basis.

The Senior Volunteer Patrol is made up of concerned senior citizens, 50 years and older, who volunteer their time to patrol business and residential areas. They are clearly recognizable by their blue and white Sheriff’s department uniforms.

It takes only a few minutes to enroll yourself or a loved one in the YANA Program. Simply call the Encinitas Sheriff Station at 760-966-3579 for information and a one-page registration form. You will gain peace of mind knowing that the trained men and women of the Senior Volunteer Patrol will be looking out for you or someone you care about.