About Chesterfield TRIAD
Chesterfield Triad is a partnership among the following county agencies
- Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
- individuals in the community
- Police Department
- Senior Advocate
- senior organizations
- Sheriff's Office
It strives to educate seniors and caregivers about programs, services, techniques and systems that help prevent crime against seniors and improve their quality of life. Chesterfield Triad gives seniors a voice when it comes to their personal safety and security and offers them an opportunity to socialize while learning ways to be safe and secure.
Why Is Triad Necessary?
Triad is an integral part of community policing, with a focus on reducing unwarranted fear of crime and improving the quality of life for older adults. Older Americans comprise the most rapidly growing segment of the population. One in every eight Americans is already age 65 or older.
Increased life expectancy is leading to new issues and problems for the criminal justice system as most communities experience a dramatic increase in the number of older adults. Nationwide, 95 percent of seniors live independently.
What Role Does Triad Play in the Community?
- We educate: By sponsoring crime prevention programs for older adults
- We assist: By recruiting and training volunteers to assist with Senior Day and other programs
- We reach out: By offering older adults helpful programs and service information to reduce fear and give moral support
- We communicate: By providing a forum for older adults to share needs and concerns in the community
Become Involved! Join Chesterfield Triad
Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at:
Southminster Presbyterian Church
7500 Hull Street Road
North Chesterfield, 23235
For more info, call the Senior Advocate at 804-768-7878 or call Sergeant Matt Franz at 804-768-7505.