Child & Family is partnering with the Newport Police Department and Newport Fire Department to ensure that elders, ages 60 and over, are shoveled out after snowstorms.
Gerald LePage, Information and Referral Specialist for Child & Family’s Elder Services Program, will be compiling a list of senior citizens who reside alone within the City of Newport, and need to have their sidewalks shoveled for emergency access. The list will be shared with Newport Police Officers and Firefighters who volunteer their time and effort when available. Child & Family Elder Service’s Program staff will also provide salt packages for sidewalk de-icing to enhance home safety.
Elderly residents in Newport in need of assistance, and individuals that are aware of Elderly Newport residents in need of this service should contact Gerald LePage at 401-848-4185 to ensure scheduling for future snowstorms.