DeKalb County TRIAD
Areas of expertise:
Vehicle Safety Inspection (FREE)
In the Spring of 2014, 2015, and 2016 - We partnered up with the DeKalb Township and Kishwaukee Automotive Students to give Seniors' vehicles a free 25 point safety inspection. We had refreshments and information about car repair scams for all Seniors who attended. It's officially an Annual Event now.
A Visit WIth The Coroner
In January of 2015 we teamed up with DeKalb County Coroner, Dennis Miller. Mr. Miller gave a presentation to a packed house on what his duties entail and what to expect if the coroner ever visits your home or the home of a loved one. He received lots of great questions and we will likely repeat this event in the future.
Every Senior should feel safe no matter where in DeKalb County they live.....
-We strive to increase awareness of crimes against seniors.
-We're putting on programs for seniors that help reduce fear of crime and also educate about preventive measures you can take to protect yourself.
-We emphasize the criminal aspect of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of senior citizens.
- We work to improve communication and understanding between seniors and law enforcement.
- We work to improve communication and understanding of the different roles of elder abuse agencies and other organizations.
- Developing an open and trusting relationship between seniors, law enforcement officers, and community agencies.