District attorney among speakers at public forum on safety resources for seniors
- on September 28, 2011
The Douglas County Coalition on Aging will have a public forum on safety resources for older adults.
The forum will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the multipurpose room at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt.
The following speakers will participate in the discussions:
• Charles Branson, Douglas County District Attorney — Silver Alert, security and safety issues, and available resources, including police resource officers, scam alerts, ID theft, elder abuse, hiring for home repair and more.
• Joan Van Nice, Pilot Club representative — LifeLine Project, a system to assist those caring for cognitively impaired individuals who wander.
• Sgt. Steve Lewis, Douglas County Sheriff's Department — The department’s cooperation with the LifeLine Project, Silver Alert, and services performed by the department, such as investigation of noises and assistance in emergencies.
• Scott Ruf, director of Douglas County Emergency Communications — The new Smart 911 service.
No pre-registration required. For more information contact Pattie Johnston at 843-3833, extension 115.