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Monday, January 9, 2012

Free program to be held in Milford on medical alert service

MILFORD - Jennifer Cotter, Lifeline Program coordinator at New Haven’s Hospital of Saint Raphael will be the special guest speaker when Saint Ann Parish opens its new season of Wellness presentations at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 in the church.

Cotter "will give background on Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service, explain how it works and the various options available," according to a statement.

The hospital has offered the 24/7 service to the surrounding community for more than 25 years, the statement said.

Cotter, "who began her career at the hospital in 1989, has been the Lifeline coordinator since 2002," the statement said.

"She finds her work 'very rewarding' and enjoys 'helping the elderly stay independent and in the homes they love,'" the statement said.

Statistics indicate that more than 13 million people ages 65 and older will experience a fall or some other medical emergency in their homes this year. When time is of the essence a medical alert service can be invaluable, the statement said.

The public is invited to attend this event. For more information call 203-874-0634.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. It is largely unedited here.

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