Residents of Fulton Mill Apartments in Fulton recently gathered with representatives from the American Red Cross of Central New York and Catholic Charities of Oswego County to celebrate the first anniversary of the I’m OK program.
An initiative of the American Red Cross, the I’m OK program is a neighbor-to-neighbor program that benefits residents by ensuring that in the event of something happening to them they will receive attention in a timely manner.
Fulton Mill Apartments was the first senior housing facility in Oswego County to implement the I’m OK Program when it was launched Feb. 1, 2011.
“We were happy to bring the I’m OK Program to Fulton Mill Apartments,” said Ann Casey, resident services coordinator. “It is a wonderful program that both our residents and our staff are pleased with. It’s very comforting to know that residents will be checking on residents seven days a week.”
Twelve years ago Bishop’s Commons opened it’s doors to just a few seniors who opted for the new lifestyle that was described as
“the comforts of home without the worries.”
Since March of 2000, over 300 seniors have been served at the Enriched Living Residence while remaining active and independent.
A special Anniversary luncheon was held recently to commemorate the twelve year anniversary where Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen thanked Residents for choosing Oswego, “Thank you for staying in Oswego, and making Oswego your home,” Gillen noted to a full dining room of Residents.