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TRIAD renews commitment to seniors

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Douglas County Senior Advisory Council member Paul Lockwood looks over Tahoe Douglas Deputy Batallion Chief Tim Allison's shoulder as Allison signs the annual TRIAD agreement.

For 17 years, Douglas County TRIAD has worked diligently to improve the quality of life for resident seniors.

On Friday, board members renewed that commitment by signing the charter and declaration of the organization at the Douglas County Senior Center.

The document was signed by President Travis Lee; Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini; East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson; Tahoe Douglas Battalion Chief Tim Allison and Douglas County Senior Advisory board member Paul Lockwood.

"It allows multiple agencies and concerned citizens to address victimization of seniors, and it creates awareness of threats like identity theft," Lee said. "There's a lot of other counties looking at this model."

Betty Miller has served as a senior advocate with TRIAD for 14 years, and has gone through the Senior Law Enforcement Academy twice.

"It's very informative, very good," she said. "Everyone should go. We need to let seniors know what's available to them, and it's all free of charge."

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Douglas County TRIAD was formed in 1996, and comprises the sheriff's department, East Fork Fire & Paramedics, senior services, Nevada Division of Aging Services, senior volunteers and local ministers.

Together, they work toward the goal of enhancing the quality of life for senior citizens through programs and educational seminars.

All TRIAD programs are free to Douglas County residents.

For more information, call 782-9858.

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