TRIAD Day comes March 12 to several sites
On March 12, TRIAD Day in the Valley and at the Lake will offer free blood pressure checks and the opportunity for senior and elderly citizens to sign up for the RUOK program and obtain File of Life magnetic packets at no cost.
The free service will be offered by TRIAD at four fire stations in the Lake Tahoe area (Kingsbury, Round Hill, Zephyr Cove and Glenbrook).
In addition to the above free services, a video of how the TRIAD program helps older citizens will be shown at Life Stress Center, 1276 Pitt Road, Gardnerville, at 9:30 a.m. and at the Gardnerville Senior Citizens Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, between noon and 1 p.m.
“This is not a funded program,” said TRIAD Chairman Lon Curtis, “however, we have the support of several generous people and organizations who are making this program available for you.”
The aim of TRIAD is to assist the elderly and senior citizens to recognize scams and schemes which are designed to fleece them of their money, Curtis said.
“We try to keep you informed on how to cope with and how to respond to the many scams which target the elderly,” he said.
TRIAD is a coalition of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas fire and paramedic departments and American Association of Retired Persons. The RUOK and File of Life programs help alert paramedics in the event of accident or illness in the home, giving them important information which may speed in the recovery of victims.
“As we are faced with the largest percent of growth of victimization of elderly citizens, it’s imperative that we meet the challenge,” Curtis said.
For information about TRIAD, call him at 265-2066.