WEST CHESTER (March 10) – State Senator Andy Dinniman will hold three more special enrollment sessions for Pennsylvania’s Yellow Dot Program in the next two weeks in the West Chester, West Grove and Phoenixville areas.

The sessions are scheduled as follows:

The sessions are free and open to the public.

“I look forward to the upcoming programs in West Chester, West Grove and Phoenixville,” Dinniman said. “Having recently held sessions that received a great response in Coatesville and Oxford, my office continues to work to ensure that seniors throughout our region have the opportunity to learn about and take advantage of this new initiative.”

Dinniman was joined by Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh and her deputies at a recent Yellow Dot Enrollment Session.

Dinniman was joined by Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh and her deputies at a recent Yellow Dot Enrollment Session.

Pennsylvania’s Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in the “golden hour” of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Placing a yellow dot in your vehicle’s rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need.

“Participation in the Yellow Dot Program could mean the difference between life and death or serious medical injury,” Dinniman said. “Senior citizens and those with specific medical conditions are especially encouraged to participate, but keep in mind that the program is open to anyone.”

The program is a cooperative effort among the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation, Health and Aging; the Pennsylvania State Police; the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; and First Responders and local law enforcement. Staff for Senator Dinniman will be on hand and make available publications about other state programs for seniors.

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Chester County Sheriff’s Deputies assist a resident in enrolling in Pennsylvania’s Yellow Dot Program.

At all  upcoming enrollment sessions participants will complete a personal information form that includes their name, contact information, emergency contact information, medical history and medications, allergies and the participant’s doctors’ names. In addition, a photo – showing only the participant’s head and shoulders – will be taped to the front of the completed information sheet.

The yellow dot decal provided in the program kit is then placed in the lower left corner of the participant’s vehicle’s rear windshield. The decal should be no higher than 3 inches from the bottom of the windshield. This decal alerts first responders that vital information can be found in the vehicle.

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