Beginning August 3rd, Meriden residents who register can participate in the Carrier Alert Program – a free service developed the U.S. Postal Service designed to help older adults and the homebound – people who may have difficulty reaching vital services because of an illness or accident.
If you’re worried about someone who lives alone at home, this program offers some peace of mind.
Here’s How the Program Works:
- Interested postal patrons register to participate in the program. Your local postmaster can give you more details on registration, or you can call us anytime at 203.634.8668 for more information.
- Your letter carrier will be authorized to place a Carrier Alert symbol in your mailbox which will alert all letter carriers to watch your mail for any signs of distress, such as an unusual accumulation.
- If your letter carrier finds an accumulation of mail, and you have not covered the sticker to signal that you will be away for a few days, he or she will notify Assisted Living Service, Inc. or report your name to the postal supervisor, who will report it to the Assisted Living Services, Inc.
- We will then try to contact you by phone. If you cannot be reached, we will try to contact a friend or relative whom you have listed as a contact in the event of an emergency.
- If a friend or relative cannot be reached, we will contact the local Police Department who will dispatch an officer to check on your well-being.
Ready to Register? Download the Form Here.