TRIAD- Knox County TRIAD for Senior Citizens- "Reducing Crime Against the Elderly" is the goal of this service-oriented organization. This county-wide program was established to provide training to help our elderly population to protect themselves against bodily injury, frauds occurring in our area as well as to provide a clearinghouse of information for our senior population.
A major purpose of TRIAD is to develop, expand and implement effective crime prevention and education programs for the older community members. Activities center on both pre - victimization (preventive) and post victimization ( victim / witness assistance) aspects.
Triad works to improve the quality of life for senior citizens. By providing an opportunity for the exchange of information between law enforcement and older persons, Triad can also focus on reducing unwarranted fear of crime.
What is TRIAD?
Triad is cooperation between law enforcement agencies and senior citizens
Triad strives to reduce criminal victimization of older persons
Triad assesses the needs and concerns of older citizens
Triad leads to a broad dialogue on safety and security issues
Triad is the link with elderly members of the community
Triad combines common sense and imagination
Triad is simple - and it works
All TRIAD programs are free to Senior Citizens 60 years of age or older!!
R.U.O.K. - Computerized telephone checks of Senior Citizens.
Call out / Home visit - home checks on Senior Citizens each week.
Beacon Bulb Program - Flashing emergency lights to locate a Senior Citizens house.
Santa for Seniors - TRIAD shopping trip for Senior Citizens at Christmas time.
Smoke Detectors - Working with fire departments, given to Senior Citizens.
Carbon Dioxide Detectors - Working with fire departments, given to Senior Citizens.
Fan & A/C program - Given out to Senior Citizens, throughout Knox County.