Recently, at a local event, Joe Robach helped promote the Monroe County Yellow Dot Program. The Yellow Dot program is a free program designed to help first resonders provide life-saving medical attention if there were to be an emergency. It puts vital information in at the fingertips of first responders when decisions need to be made in an instant.
With over 500,000 residents visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles each year, its important to make sure residents, especially seniors, are aware there are free programs such as this available.
Joe Robach is doing all he can to make these “Yellow Dot” packages available to seniors. The Yellow Dot kit contains a medical information card and a Yellow Dot decal. Participants must complete the card, place it in their glove box, and put the Yellow Dot decal on the rear driver’s side window. This allows first responders arriving at the scene to be alerted by the Yellow Dot and to look for the medical information card in the glove compartment.
Joe Robach has also urged seniors to use the Yellow Dot for their homes. Participants are asked to place the information card in their freezer of the refrigerator, and place the Yellow Dot decal on the front door.
With such a large senior population in not only in the Town of Greece, but throughout Monroe County, this program serves as an excellent way for seniors to help both themselves and their families in a time of crisis.
The Yellow Dot program is funded by the New York State Sheriff’s Association.
Monroe County residents can pick up a free Yellow Dot kis at the Monroe County Department of Motor Vehicles, the Sherrif’s Office Central Records Unit and Sherriff’s zone substations. Residents may also have a Yellow Dot kit mailed to them by visiting www.monroecounty.gov and clinking on the Yellow Dot link.