A statewide initiative, started locally through the Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) and the National Triad Association, the Athens-Clarke County Triad is an effort to work within the community to reduce senior victimization and create increased awareness among seniors about the prevalence of crime, how to prevent crime and increase public safety in our community and throughout Georgia.
The Athens-Clarke County Triad brings together an “Action Group” of public safety officials, criminal justice officials, older adult advocates, and senior community organizations. This “Action Group” is called a SALT Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together). The vision is that the Triad and SALT Council will work together for a safer Georgia for all of our area seniors. The goal is to reduce crime and improve communication between seniors and law enforcement. It will also serve as aforum for people to express their concerns related to crime and to discuss ways to prevent it.
The inaugural TRIAD meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce located at 246 West Hancock Avenue in Athens. Any interested parties are invited to attend and learn more about this new organization and enjoy breakfast. Please RSVP and direct any questions you may have to Jessica Bankston at 678-963-5199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Athens Community Council on Aging is to promote a lifetime of wellness through engagement, advocacy, education and support. Founded in 1967 by local citizens, ACCA is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and aims to maintain and enrich the lives of older persons with 15 programs in 12 Northeast Georgia counties. ACCA’s programs enable older persons to live independently at home and offer opportunities for employment, volunteerism, and other activities. ACCA is a resource for education, information, referral, counseling, and general assistance.