Check out this article by the Norristown Patch. It highlights an excellent service by the Sheriff's Department of Montgomery County, in which the county has set a program in which area seniors can receive 911 cell phones. These cell phones can be used to place emergency calls in the event that they cannot reach another phone. The general plan is for these phones to be used in cases of elder abuse, residential hazards, or other emergencies.
This is a program that would be beneficial in any area that there are a large number of seniors who are living independently or who might be at high-risk for elder abuse. This 911 cell phone donation program is one that other counties or organizations in the state should consider implementing as well.
Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania. He takes cases for older Pennsylvanians who have been abused or neglected. For more information on his Altoona, PA area practice, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com. Attorney Stoehr takes cases in Blair and the seven surrounding counties.