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Posted on: January 10, 2024

NEMCo Partners with LFP and Kenmore Police Departments to Institute Winter Weather Wellness Checks

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The Northshore Emergency Management Coalition (NEMCo) is excited to announce that it is partnering with the cities of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park, as well as their respective Police Departments, to institute a new Winter Weather Wellness Check program. Running from now until March 1, this program is designed to proactively engage with community members who feel especially at-risk or otherwise in need during the cold winter months. 

Modeled after the existing vacant house check program, interested persons can register with the appropriate city, via the weblinks below, to receive wellness check phone calls and/or in-person visits, depending on anticipated weather conditions. For anyone without access to the internet, signup forms will be available at each City Hall. While the in-person visits will mostly be conducted by police officers, trained NEMCo volunteers will be tasked with making phone calls checking on the health and wellbeing of registered community members. 

Targeted toward at-risk and vulnerable populations within our community, this program is designed to provide any registered community member assistance in the event of extreme cold weather, unexpected cold snaps, significant power outages, or other weather-related emergencies. While this program is not intended to be a guarantee of aid from the City or Police Department, it will hopefully allow us to anticipate weather-related issues and connect community members with the appropriate resources before situations become potentially life threatening.

Anyone interested in this program is encouraged to visit the webpage for their city of residence, as well as NEMCo’s website for further information on how to sign up (see links below). Additionally, we are asking that you please share this information with any family members or neighbors who you think may benefit from this program. 

Lake Forest Park residents can visit: Sign Up for the Winter Wellness Check Program

Kenmore residents can visit: Winter Wellness Check Program | City of Kenmore Washington

Visit the NEMCo website: https://www.northshoreemc.com/ ;

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