LINDEN — Since December 1983, the city has administered the Linden Emergency Response System program for the elderly, physically handicapped, medically disabled and the socially isolated of Linden. To date, more than 500 Linden recipients have taken advantage of the 24-hour monitoring service and the program presently serves approximately 150 area residents.
The LERS unit is an easy-to-use wireless transmitter which becomes a 24-hour companion and a direct link to safeguarding one’s health and safety. One press of the button is all it takes to notify the central station that an emergency condition exists and within minutes, an ambulance and emergency personnel are at the scene. Besides having the transmitter and emergency help immediately, your medical profile is kept on file and is at the disposal of emergency personnel.
The city has purchased the emergency units for the subscriber. The subscriber in turn pays a $12 monthly monitoring fee and the charges for the installation of the unit.
The Linden Emergency Response System, administered through the Department of Public Property and Community Services, is available to the residents. If you know a friend, neighbor, or relative in Linden that you are concerned about and that could benefit from having their own LERS unit, contact the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center at 1-908-474-8627.
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