In parntership with the Lackawanna County Department of Human Services' Area Agency on Aging, Wayne County Community Foundation and the Villaume Foundation, the United Way built on the success of our Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors (TIPS) in area senior centers, to offer Remote Older Adult Monitoring (ROAM) in several locations in our region.
ROAM is a voluntary program held weekly that offers individuals age 60 or older an opportunity to have their vital signs such as blood presssure, pulse, blood oxygen and weight monitored between visits with their physician at no cost.Trained telehealth technicians from area colleges and universities use non-invasive, FDA-approved medical devices to obtain and track senior’s vital signs. The readings are transmitted to a nurse who will contact the senior at the first sign of an alert.
ROAM in Lackawanna County
Mondays from 1 - 2:30 p.m. :: Scott TownshipScott Township Municipal Building1038 Montdale Rd. #101 Scott Township, PA 18447(570) 319-1296
Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. :: CarbondaleCarbondale South High Rise60 S Main St, Carbondale, PA 18407(570) 282-0280 (Carbondale Housing Authority)
Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30pm :: Old ForgeOld Forge Borough Building310 S Main St #2, Old Forge, PA 18518(570) 457-8852
Fridays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30pm :: North PoconoNorth Pocono Library1315 Church Street, Moscow, PA 18444(570) 842-4700
Roam in Wayne County
- Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. :: Honesdale
Honesdale Senior Center323 10th St.Honesdale, PA 18431(570) 253-4262
“On numerous occasions our technicians have picked up on physical anomalies which have resulted in participants seeking additional life-saving medical treatment. Our goal is to help our seniors remain active and independent while maintaining a healthy life-style. This program is by no means intended to replace regular medical visits but rather, augment and assist our seniors in taking control of their own continued well-being.”
- Gary Drapek, United Way President