July 31, 2014

On the Go With Joe Hutter

joeSeniors And Law
Enforcement Together (SALT)

By Joe Hutter

The Mississippi Valley Fair is over and Senior Day was a success. It was great to have so many familiar faces there! Hope you all had a great time. Thank you to the S.A.L.T. (Seniors And Law enforcement Together) and all of the other organizations that work with seniors. The law enforcement officers always enjoy meeting seniors and hearing of their concerns.

Seniors And Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) was organized to assist seniors and inform seniors of what is available to help them have a safe and secure life. There are many organizations and services available for seniors. One that many people are not familiar with is the Center for Active Seniors or CASI.

CASI has social workers that are there to help and inform seniors. They help older adults stay independent while enjoying a high quality of life that helps seniors stay connected with the community. They can help not only seniors but also caregivers. For more information call (563) 386-7477.

Another service is the River Bend Transit Program. They provide transportation from your home to where you want to go. They are a non-profit agency and service is available for seniors and also for individuals with disabilities. Call (563) 386-7484 for more information.

Just for your information, always read the small print on items you receive in the mail. For instance, the letters people get from Publisher’s Clearing House stating that their number for $7,000-a-week for life has been deposited on the winners’ selection list. It does NOT say you are a winner. Buying magazines does NOT increase your chance of winning the money. Just because something looks official or uses the word “document” does not mean anything special.

Remember, we meet at CASI on the 4th Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for an informal and information chat. You are welcome to attend. Our August meeting is August 27 at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly, Davenport. We’d love for you to join us. If you have any questions, please call Pam at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at (563) 326-8217.

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