May 5, 2010

On The Go With Joe Hutter

joeSeniors And Law
Enforcement Together (SALT)

By Joe Hutter

Be counted, but don’t be cheated. Many of us have received the U.S. Census form and sent it in. If not, do it now and read this column afterwards. You could have someone knocking on your door if you haven’t mailed the census back yet. If someone comes to your door and asks for personal financial information or tries to get money from you, they ARE NOT from the Census Bureau.

It is very important for Iowa as well as your community to be counted. Census workers will start going door to door May 1st. If you did not return the census form, nobody will call you on the phone or ask you for information by email. They will not ask you for your social security number or a donation. If you are asked questions such as these, it is a scam. Remember, the census takers will be clearly identified.

By now the RSVP luncheon for senior volunteers has come and gone. I hope you enjoyed the program. As president of the RSVP Advisory Council, thank you for volunteering and if you haven’t become a
volunteer yet, please consider it. You will enjoy helping others.

Circle May 6th on your calendar as Senior Voice will be at the Fairgrounds hosting Salute to Seniors and Senior Day at the Mississippi Valley Fair is August 5th.

Our next Seniors And Law enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) meeting is May 26th at 9:30 at CASI. You are welcome to attend. Representatives from the area police departments and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office are usually present. We are very informal so have a cup of coffee
with us.

If you have any questions, contact Pam at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 326-8217.

Take care.