October 5, 2011

On the Go With Joe Hutter

joeSeniors And Law
Enforcement Together (SALT)

By Joe Hutter

Last month, on September 15, the Senior Expo was held at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center. It had the largest attendance of any that I have seen. There were seminars on various subjects of interest to seniors. It was nice to hear from several of you how much you enjoy the articles in the 50+ Lifestyles. If you read the magazine, you were invited to attend. It was FREE, thanks to the Quad-City Times, Humana and Eye Surgeons Associates.

Here are some tips for you to remember to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Don’t wire money to
anyone you don’t know. Some people have sent money to someone they mistakenly thought was a grandchild
or other relative who needed money. Never give your bank account number to anyone on the telephone. Check out any organization that asks you for money or sends you something in the mail. Check your credit report once a year. The website to use is www.annualcreditreport.com.

It has been awhile since something was written about SALT (Seniors And Law Enforcement Together or Triad. Triad started when a sheriff in Texas contacted AART, the National Sheriff’s Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. This is where the name of TRIAD began. SALT is our local group of Triad. We have members of local law enforcement agencies and members of the community. There is no restriction on being a member, and there are no dues to pay. You can live in Illinois or Iowa. We want to inform our seniors, as they become victims of crime more often than younger people. We have various projects, but input from people like you is what we value. We meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at CASI in Davenport. If you have any suggestions for our group, call the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at (563) 326-8217 and talk to Pam.

If you know of a place where you would like to see 50+ Lifestyles available, please contact them.

If you have any subject you would like to know more about, please contact Pam.

We want to keep you informed and safe. Remember law enforcement is here to protect you. If you have questions, call your local law enforcement agency. There is no charge.

Take care.