- Pamela Smith
This June, our library will be joining the National Safety Council and thousands of organizations around the country to observe National Safety Month. National Safety Month's primary objective is to help keep our citizens safe at home, work, and out in the community. In 2017, Central Rappahannock Regional Library is partnering with TRIAD to focus on safety for seniors by hosting a series of practical workshops:
— Salem Church Branch, Tuesday, June 13, 12:00-1:30 | Internet Safety for Seniors
1st Sergeant Shaun Jones of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office provides information on protecting your privacy and searching safely on the Internet.
— Snow Branch, Wednesday, June 14, 1:00-2:30 | Fall and Fire Prevention
1st Sergeant Shaun Jones presents the basics of fire safety and teaches eight simple tips to prevent devastating accidents from falls, empowering older adults to live independently at home for as long as possible.
— Porter Branch, Tuesday, June 20, 10:00-11:00 | Senior Safety
1st Sergeant Darrell English, a Stafford County Sheriff's Office crime prevention specialist, provides information about home and shopping safety.
— Headquarters Library, Thursday, June 29, 10:30-11:30 | Let's Talk About RX
Home Instead, Inc. presents an informational session on the potential health risks of managing an increasing number of prescription medications. Learn tricks to keep medications organized, avoid mistakes, and be prepared for an emergency.
While the TRIAD Safety Series events are designed for seniors, much of the content will apply to anyone. All are welcome to attend these events.
TRIAD is a cooperative effort of law enforcement agencies, senior citizens, and community organizations interested in the welfare of seniors, concentrating on senior safety and reducing crimes against our most vulnerable citizens. Our local TRIAD serves Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, and the City of Fredericksburg.