It’s low tech, but the File for Life program provides vital medical information to those unable to speak for themselves. It also works during power outages, but it’s not just for when the power is out.

Many people don’t have access to or don’t use a computer. For the File for Life program, no computer is needed.

The personal information is placed in a vinyl envelope. It has a sticky strip and a magnet is meant to be placed in clear view on a fridge. It’s something that first responders will soon be looking for.

The File for Life program is a partnership between the
Seniors Resource Centre and first responders. While it is currently only available in select areas, they are looking for community groups to help expand the program across the province.