Opinion: Thanks to Mattapoisett’s first responders
To the editor:
Mattapoisett is special, with its seashores forests and community at large. We have a large number of citizens in their senior years.
The COA is exceptional with offering activities and assistance with health care issues. If you need them, they are there. Mattapoisett has 105 people over 90 years of age right now.
They depend on us as we depended on them in the past. We have exceptional police and fire departments and we all depend on them.
Whether it is for paramedics or help getting up from a frightening fall, they respond with patience and kindness while preserving the dignity of the person at that time of need.
Too often the officers names are not known.
There is a reassurance program in town where the senior calls into the business line of the police department by 10 AM each morning and if not, the police will call them to check on their safety.
Applications for this service are available at the COA.
The Friends of Mattapoisett COA want to thank our first responders. We know who you are and appreciate what you do, to help all of us keep our special generation as safe as possible.
Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging