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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Thursday October 25th, 2018 :: 12:48 p.m. EDT


Sheriff's Office Participates in the Health & Wellness Fair

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office was one of the community organizations which provided information to visitors of the Rutherford County Senior Center’s Health & Wellness Fair.

Sheriff Francis, Sgt. Murray and Det. Ellis along with United Way Director Suzanne Porter, were on hand to receive expired or unneeded medication from senior citizens as part of the Operation Medicine Drop which takes place on October 26th

Operation Medicine Drop will officially be held from 10am-2pm  on October 26th at the Forest City Ingles, Rutherford Food Lion and the Ellenboro Fire Department.    Operation Medicine Drop is a secure way to dispose of expired, unwanted or unneeded medication without throwing them in the trash or flushing them down the toilet.       #OperationMedicineDrop

Lt. Godlock along with Sheriff Francis handed out information on the Are You Okay Program.
The Are You Okay Program is a telephone and computer based reassurance program, designed to “call” our Rutherford County seniors or any Rutherford County Citizen that is living alone and shows a need for this program and help them and their family to have peace of mind. The “Are You OK?” program provides the participants with the knowledge that someone cares and will be checking on them daily.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
198 N Washington St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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