District attorney among speakers at public forum on safety resources for seniors

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson talks about his plans to help Douglas County residents fight fraud in this 2006 file photo. Branson will be among the speakers at a public forum on senior safety in October.

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson talks about his plans to help Douglas County residents fight fraud in this 2006 file photo. Branson will be among the speakers at a public forum on senior safety in October.

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.

Tagged: Douglas County Coalition on Aging, seniors

Comments

lgreen17 6 years, 5 months ago

That's great! Since he spends virtually no time in the courtroom, he can start the campaign trail early - on the taxpayer dollar.

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