TRIAD works at the local level to improve the quality of life for senior citizen by providing an active exchange of information between local law enforcement and seniors. Our local TRIAD is comprised of the Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office, the Charlottesville City Sheriff’s Office and dedicated volunteer senior citizens all working together to reduce criminal victimization of the elderly.
The Albemarle/Charlottesville TRIAD presents Senior Safety Seminars throughout the year. Seminar topics include Senior Home Safety, Scam Awareness, Gadget Fairs, Safe-Shopping on the Internet, Storm Preparedness, Gang Awareness, and Elder Abuse Awareness. The programs are presented free of charge to interested senior groups and organizations.
To schedule seminars, contact Jim O’Kelley, Charlottesville/Albemarle TRIAD-Chairperson, by calling the Albemarle Sheriff’s office at (434) 972-4001.
To make (much-needed!) financial contributions to TRIAD, send checks to:
c/o Charlottesville Sheriff’s Dept.
315 E. High St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
In the following video, Suzanne Stephens and TRIAD Chairman Jim O’Kelley explain TRIAD’s programs, including the very useful File of Life. (Click here for a full article about the File of Life.)
For more articles like this, see: Resources for Central Virginia, Aging in Place, Long Distance Caregiving, Communicating with Senior Citizens, Hearts at Work, Managing Medications, Seniors and Driving.
Know someone who worries about their elderly parent in Charlottesville, Staunton, or Harrisonburg Virginia? Care is There Geriatric Care Management can help! Have them contact me, Elizabeth, for a free consultation: 434.326.5323ext 2 or Elizabeth@careisthere.com.
Elizabeth Swider, Certified Senior Advisor and Certified Aging in Place Specialist
President, Care is There Geriatric Care Management