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    Good News for Seniors: TRIAD Services Expand

    District Attorney Pete Weir announced that 2013 was a banner year for the First Judicial District Triad partnership in the service of seniors. The Triad’s 911 Senior Cell Phone Project provided 225 free cell phones to older adults who are unable to afford cell phones and presented monthly educational programs covering valuable topics to seniors and senior services providers.

    The three-pronged Triad partnership is designed to help prevent the victimization of older adults while providing them with more and better law enforcement services. A partnership between the criminal justice system, community groups and volunteer senior citizens, the Triad develops and implements crime prevention strategies and education programs for older adults.

    The 911 Cell Phone project provides older adults with a measure of safety as they go about their daily activities inside and outside of their homes. Triad’s Educational programs cover many issues that older adults face every day, including identity theft, fraud, current scams, home safety, protecting assets, and concerns for caregivers.

    Most of the law enforcement agencies in Jefferson and Gilpin Counties are partners of the Triad. In addition, 25 organizations, mostly non-profits that provide direct services to our older adults have also made commitments to the Triad. The list of service providers includes, but is not limited to, the Seniors’ Resource Center, North Jeffco Senior Center, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Jefferson County Council on the Aging, home health care agencies, Jeffco Human Services, etc. Triad also recruits older adults to serve as a voice for seniors in the partnership.

    “Working together with these dedicated partners we can make a big difference for older adults in our community,” said District Attorney Peter Weir, “Protecting seniors is a priority and it begins with bringing them together with resources and decision makers.”

    The First Judicial District Triad meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at 1:30, at the District Attorney’s Office, 500 Jefferson County Parkway. A roundtable discussion follows most of the educational presentations. For more information, call Cary Johnson, 303-271-6970.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    February 5, 2014

    Last Updated: 2-5-2014
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