PEPPERELL -- The young and young-at-heart can benefit from the Yellow Dot Program.
If you were in a car accident and unresponsive, what would you want first responders to know? Do you or a loved one have a medical condition? Or do you take a medication that can't be mixed with other meds?
Fortunately, there is a way to share your medical history with first responders without saying a word. Participants in the Yellow Dot Program place the yellow sticker on the bottom left corner of their vehicle's rear window. This sticker alerts emergency response crews to check the vehicle's glove compartment for important medical information about the driver and/or passengers.
The program is a cooperative effort between the Pepperell Council on Aging, Pepperell Police Department, Pepperell Fire Department and Southern New Hampshire Immediate Care/Pepperell Family Practice. All involved are very excited about this program.
SNHH/Pepperell Family Practice is sponsoring this program for the residents of Pepperell.
"While it is especially important for seniors, those with chronic illnesses or disabilities, and anyone with a life threatening allergy, this program is for everyone," said Dr. Melissa Wu, Medical Director of Immediate Care. "If emergency professionals are aware of your condition, they are in a better position to correctly treat you, which could make the difference between life and death.
The Senior Center is holding an initial roll out of the program on October 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. during its annual Health Fair. Enrollment is free of charge and you will leave fully enrolled in the program. Please bring a list of any medications, your doctor's information and insurance information to be entered onto the form.