West Central Connecticut TRIAD
Triad is a national community policing initiative where law enforcement professionals, older adults and community groups partner to reduce criminal victimization of older persons and enhance the delivery of law enforcement services to these individuals. Triad seeks to bring together law enforcement, older volunteers, and social, business and aging network professionals to address the safety needs and concerns of older adults in their community and reduce the fear of crime.
In Connecticut there are over 40 Triad communities, and recently formed in our area is the West Central Connecticut Triad, which serves the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth. TRIAD was organized by the United Way of West Central Connecticut in partnership with our local towns and cities, police departments and senior centers, along with the following organizations: Asbury Methodist Church, Bristol Hospital; Bristol Housing Authority; Bristol-Burlington Health District; Community Emergency Response Team (CERT); Connecticut Community Care, Inc.; Countryside Manor of Bristol; Main Street Community Foundation; People's Bank; and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
Triad activities attempt to prevent crime, implement education programs and provide assistance to older adult victims of crimes. To reduce the fear of crime prevalent among older Americans, Triad also attempts to identify misconceptions and educate older adults about criminal activity. Triad promotes and facilitates ongoing information exchanges between law enforcement and the older adults they serve to help achieve such results.
For more information on the West Central Connecticut TRIAD program, please call Elizabeth Hill at the United Way of West Central Connecticut at 860-582-9559 X 406.
5th Annual TRIAD Spring Conference: "Cognition & Creativity: The Power of Lifelong Learning & the Arts"
April 18th, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Plainville Senior Center
RSVP to Elizabeth Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-913-6918
Fourth Annual Spring Conference
"Piecing Together Your Overall Health"
Thursday, April 28th, 9:30 am -1:30 pm
Bristol Senior Center