Gatekeeper Program

The Gatekeeper Program was created to assist elderly citizens who need help but who are sometimes unable to help themselves. There are many who are healthy, active people involved in the community, but there are others who are not as fortunate. They live alone and may have little communication with others. If they become sick or unable to care for themselves, they can easily go unnoticed and unattended.

This program raises awareness among employees, who in the normal process of doing their jobs, come in contact with the elderly. The meter readers have been trained to watch for danger signs in the homes of elderly customers, and they know what local agency to contact should the need arise. If the customer knows of someone who might benefit from this program, please contact the City. The City cares about its customers.