Cleveland Department of Aging Contacts Over 50,000 Seniors
February 1st, 2010 — Cleveland 50,865 seniors were called quickly on January 6, 2010 to warn against extreme snow and cold conditions in the Greater Cleveland area. For those seniors who were not initially contacted due to busy signals or no answers, a second retry was sent.
Jane Fumich, Director of the Cleveland Department of Aging, was extremely satisfied with the high percent of successful contacts. Fumich has been an advocate and a major player in issues affecting both the Citys and Cuyahoga Countys older residents for the length of her career. She frequently receives messages from seniors thanking the Department and the City of Cleveland for senior care alerts (Care Calls). The program has been successfully running since 2003.