Staying Connected and Serving…

The Operation RU-OK Program is not a new idea, but Constable Nedd brought this program to Ferguson Township to: 

  • Assure the well-being of our elderly residents, 
  • Provide them with a sense of security, and 
  • Provide their family and friends with peace of mind.  
  • Working in conjunction with the Centre County United Way (hyperlink) Nittany Kiwania and My Body Passport (hyperlink), Operation RU-OK is a FREE service that establishes a prearranged time for participants to receive a regular phone call inquiring about their welfare. 

During the call participants are asked “Are You OK?” If they answer “yes” they may simply hang up and continue with their day.  If a concern is expressed, the Operation RU-OK volunteer caller will determine the nature of the concern and if some sort of response is necessary. Unanswered calls or busy signals are called back.  If there is still no response, the volunteer caller may request that an officer be dispatched to the location for a safety check.


Applicants will receive a friendly call at least once a week by a trusted Operation RU-OK volunteer from the Ferguson Township Constable’s Office.  Additional calls can be made upon request.

Every welfare check, whether by phone or personally by  Constable Nedd or one of his deputies, gives peace of mind, not only to applicants, but to family members and friends living near or far.

Seniors can easily fall victim to crimes such as scams and frauds that can be prevented if detected in advance.

The Office of the Ferguson Township Constable and Constable Council Nedd will do its best to act as a liaison if a senior expresses needs that the department cannot fulfill.  Ferguson Township seniors are always encouraged during every welfare call to contact the Constable’s Office if they have a need or concern.To sign up or to speak with an Operation RU-OK Coordinator, please call or email the Constable’s Office at (814) 571-9375