Senior citizens and other Edison residents who rely on mechanical devices such as wheelchairs, dialysis machines, oxygen tanks, those who are bed-bound, do not drive, have trouble with mobility or need additional help due to medical, physical or neurological illnesses are being asked to sign up for a new "special needs registry" designed by Edison's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to identify individuals who are at risk in our community.
The registry will allow police, fire and other emergency personnel to reach and assist our most vulnerable residents in the event of a natural disaster, fire, electrical blackout or situation which would affect their safety and well being. The list will allow OEM personnel to identify those who may not be able to help themselves before, during, or after an emergency situation, alert them to individuals with special needs and assist them in rescue efforts.
The special needs registry has been expanded to include those residents needing medical assistance as well as other vulnerable populations, such as those with speech, hearing and language barriers. Registration is easy and can be done by mail through the Edison Township Division of Senior Citizen Services or online at www.registerready.nj.gov. Or you may choose to complete a Special Needs Registry form (found here) and mail it.
All information is considered confidential. For additional information regarding the Edison Township Special Needs Registry please call Judi Gillingham, Assistant Director for Aging at 732-248-7345 or you may email her at