SALT partners with TRIAD for senior citizens conference Oct. 27

Page News and Courier
SHENANDOAH — Spinning off from the success of their annual Spring conferences, The Page County SALT Council is presenting their second annual Fall Senor TRIAD Conference. This year's theme is community awareness and crime prevention. The conference will be held Thursday, Oct. 27.

"We bring in different exhibits — it can be anything from medicare, to mental health for seniors," said Tina Sumpter, SALT member. "They'll set up information that is geared toward seniors. We pick our speakers that will hit topics that will affect seniors in our area. "

SALT stands for Seniors And Law Enforcement Together. The council states that it is a consortium of local law enforcement, fire protection, governmental and community agencies, as well as senior citizens, with a shared goal of improving the quality of life and home safety of older persons in Page County.

The Spring conferences began 13 years ago.

"The conference gives them a chance to educate seniors that we normally don't get a chance to," Sumpter said. "This is a good avenue to meet with them and get some information out there to them."

The local SALT Council partners with the state-wide TRIAD for the councils. TRIAD is a cooperative effort between law enforcement agencies, senior citizens and senior organizations focused on reducing crimes against seniors.

"If TRIAD is the car, the SALT Council is the engine that drives the car," said Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, on his website.

The conference will be held at Christ United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, with doors opening at 8 a.m. and the events beginning at 9 a.m. There will be three presentations — "Mental Health: How to Deal With It," "Hearing At Home" and "Scams/Crimes Updates."

For more information, contact Sumpter at (540) 843-4506.

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