Remote Older Adult Monitoring - ROAM

In partnership 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

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  • Mondays from 1 - 2:30 p.m. :: Scott Township
    Scott Township Municipal Building
    1038 Montdale Rd. #101 Scott Township, PA 18447
    (570) 319-1296
  • Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. :: Carbondale
    Carbondale South High Rise
    60 S Main St, Carbondale, PA 18407
    (570) 282-0280  (Carbondale Housing Authority)
  • Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30pm :: Old Forge
    Old Forge Borough Building
    310 S Main St #2, Old Forge, PA 18518
    (570) 457-8852
  • Fridays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30pm :: North Pocono
    North Pocono Library
    1315 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 Center
    323 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