Elder Options of Texas


 

National Association of Triads

Texas Triad and S.A.L.T. Councils Triad is a partnership of three orginizations - law enforcement, senior citizens and community groups.

The S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council administers
Triad activities which may include:

    circle06_black.gif surveys of the needs and concerns of older citizens;
    circle06_black.gif reassurance programs including; Adopt-a-Senior, senior visitation, and telephone. reassurance;
    circle06_black.gif alerts to seniors about current frauds, scams, and other crimes which may affect them and;
    circle06_black.gif other programs such as home security checks, safe walks and shopping for seniors, parking lot/handicapped parking patrols, and crime prevention seminars to meet the needs of senior citizens.

Why is Triad necessary?

Older Americans comprise the most rapid growing segment of the older population. One in every eight Americans is already age 65 or older, a total of more than 33.6 million. 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 persons. Call for service, crimes, victims - all are changing.

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Bandera County

Bandera County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 607
Bandera, Texas 78003
(830) 796-3771

Sheriff James MacMillan heads up the Triad program, a liaison between law enforcement and senior citizens. TRIAD identifies issues affecting seniors and develops programs to address those needs.

Bexar County


The Sheriff's Office participates in the TRIAD program, which is group of community leaders, law enforcement agencies, state and federal agencies, health care professionals, and others dedicated to protecting senior citizens.
Bexar County Sheriff's Office
200 N Comal Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207-3505
Tel: (210) 335-6000
 

Burleson County

Meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at the Caldwell Senior Citizen’s Center, 210 W. Buck St, at 2:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. This organization offers programs benefiting citizens in Burleson County.

These services include:
“Are You O.K.” – A free daily telephone  computerized reassurance program.
“CRITICAL ALERT” Telephone warning call alerting the elderly, disabled latch-key children or merchants of servere weather changes and other safety information in the county. To enroll or attain additional information contact:
Caldwell Area: Allan Edworthy - 979-272-1410 or Caldwell Senior Citizen’s Center: 567-4759
Deanville Area: Randie Cook 979-535-4022
Somerville Area: Senior Citizen’s Center 979-596-1822 or Barbara Pederson at 979-596-2525
“FREE Gas and Smoke Alarms” TRIAD/S.A.L.T. member will install. Available to Elderly or Disabled qualified persons who have homes with natural gas or butane to operate hot water heater. Alarms designed to detect and warn occupants of dangerous gas leaks or fires. For information and applications, call:
Caldwell Area: 567-4343 or 567-4455 or  567-7570 or 272-1410. Deanville Area: 979-535-4022. Somerville Area: 596-1633 or 596-2525 or   596-5226 or 596-1333

Burnet County

Burnet County Triad
P. O. Box 216
Burnet, TX 78611
830-693-7174

Two unique programs that the Burnet County TRIAD provides are the "Are You O.K.?" and "S.T.A.R. Line Service".
These two programs provide daily contact and 24 hour emergency accessibility to anyone needing this service. This gives those who live alone and their families, the peace of mind, safety and well being our seniors deserve.

Are You O.K.? - Provides daily contact with seniors, the homebound and latch-key children. This system provides automatic dialing at pre-arranged times each day and can handle an average of 150 calls per hour.

The "S.T.A.R. Line Service" - Allows independent seniors who live alone or who do not have constant companionship to deal with medical or other types of emergencies. It has an emergency call capability that is very simple…just push the button on the phone or on your emergency pendant (remote control). The phone automatically calls the Burnet County Sheriff's Office's 911 professional 24-hour emergency dispatch center. They will answer and talk to the individual through the speaker phone (even if the caller can't reach the phone) at distances up to 150 feet.

Collin County

Triad is an inter-agency agreement between Collin County Sheriff, the Chiefs of Police, AARP and older/retired leadership in the county who have agreed to work together to reduce the criminal victimization of seniors and to enhance law enforcement for older citizens. Public invited to participate. PH: 972-547-5167

Comal County

The Triad/SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) meets at 9:30 a.m. third Fridays at the Comal County Sheriff’s Office. All persons interested in obtaining information and discussing means of preventing scams, fraud, and abuse of seniors are invited to join the group. There are no dues, fees, or charges of any kind.

Cooke County

Program is coordinated through the Area Agency on Aging and Disability Services of Texoma in conjunction with all the law enforcement agencies in Cooke County.  Meeting is held quarterly on the 3rd Thursday of February, May, August, and November.  Programs include: 
Telepal Reassurance
:  Volunteer callers call daily to confirm well-being of shut-ins. 
Outreach to Seniors and Disabled Victims of Crime:  Program staff contact victims of crime to provide assistance with filing for crime victims compensation and screening for all benefits available.
Pro-bono/Reduced Fee Legal Program:  Volunteer attorneys provide legal assistance to eligible seniors and people with disabilities on a sliding scale.
Texoma Money Management & Guardianship Program:  Money management services are provided to individuals that are in danger of losing their independence because of their inability to manage their finances or their vulnerability to exploitation.  Guardianship services are provided to incapacitated individuals that have no family or friends willing or suitable to function in that capacity.
Contact Benelle Fitts at 940-668-1858 for more information.

Dallas County

Dallas County SALT Council is supported by the Dallas Area Agency on Aging, AARP, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, and The Senior News Source. The key contact is Paul Zobisch, Publisher/Editor, The Senior News Source. Tel: 972-248-2573.

Denton County

The Triad solution: alone no more!
One of the main reasons that seniors may be vulnerable is that they are isolated within the community. Lines of communication bread down. Contact with others, including law enforcement officials, may be infrequent. The Triad approach seeks to address and resolve this situation.

Fannin County

Program is coordinated through the Area Agency on Aging and Disability Services of Texoma in conjunction with all the law enforcement agencies in Fannin County.  Meeting is held quarterly on the 3rd Friday of January, April, July, and October.  Programs include: 
Telepal Reassurance
:  Volunteer callers call daily to confirm well-being of shut-ins. 
Outreach to Seniors and Disabled Victims of Crime:  Program staff contact victims of crime to provide assistance with filing for crime victims compensation and screening for all benefits available.
Pro-bono/Reduced Fee Legal Program:  Volunteer attorneys provide legal assistance to eligible seniors and people with disabilities on a sliding scale.
Texoma Money Management & Guardianship Program:  Money management services are provided to individuals that are in danger of losing their independence because of their inability to manage their finances or their vulnerability to exploitation.  Guardianship services are provided to incapacitated individuals that have no family or friends willing or suitable to function in that capacity.
Contact Stella Chennault at 903-583-5535 ext 30 for more information.

Grayson County

Program is coordinated through the Area Agency on Aging and Disability Services of Texoma in conjunction with all the law enforcement agencies in Grayson County.  Meeting is held quarterly on the 3rd Thursday of March, June, September, and December.  Programs include: 
Telepal Reassurance
:  Volunteer callers call daily to confirm well-being of shut-ins. 
Outreach to Seniors and Disabled Victims of Crime:  Program staff contact victims of crime to provide assistance with filing for crime victims compensation and screening for all benefits available.
Pro-bono/Reduced Fee Legal Program:  Volunteer attorneys provide legal assistance to eligible seniors and people with disabilities on a sliding scale.
Texoma Money Management & Guardianship Program:  Money management services are provided to individuals that are in danger of losing their independence because of their inability to manage their finances or their vulnerability to exploitation.  Guardianship services are provided to incapacitated individuals that have no family or friends willing or suitable to function in that capacity.
Contact Donna Baugh at 903-813-3503 for more information.

Hays County

The Hays County Triad/S.A.L.T. Council, comprised of Senior Citizens representing all areas of county, work with the Crime Prevention unit to reduce the victimization of Hays County Seniors as well as the rest of the population.. Works  with Hays County Sheriff Don Montague's Crime Prevention

UnitFor More Information CALL  (512) 393-7373.
Website:
http://sheriff.co.hays.tx.us/Crime%20Prevention/TRIAD/cp_salt_triad.php

Hidalgo County

Deputy Richard Mackintosh
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 1228
Edinburg, TX 78540
Phone: (956) 383-8114
E-mail:
HidalgoSheriff@aol.com  

The Hidalgo County, Texas Sheriff's Office participates in the Hidalgo County TRIAD, which is group of community leaders, law enforcement agencies, state and federal agencies, health care professionals, and others dedicated to protecting senior citizens.

Kerr County

KERRVILLE  

Council meets the last Friday of each month at 9:00 AM in the 2nd Floor Training/Conference Room | Kerrville Police Department | 429 Sidney Baker, Kerrville, TX 78028.  This meeting is open to the public.
 
Mailing Address:
Kerrville TRIAD
P.O. Box 293332
Kerrville, TX 78029-3332
TRIAD Chairman Phone: (830)895-3107
Email:  
triadkc@omniglobal.net
Website:  www.kctriad.freewebspace.com
 

Medina County

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRIAD OR HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER, contact the Medina County Sheriff's Office, 801 Ave Y, Hondo, Texas 78861- (830) 741-6150

Tarrant County

S.A.L.T. Council of Tarrant County meets every month on the first Tuesday at 2pm. Locations vary month to month. SALT is an acronym for Seniors And Law enforcement Together. Seniors and local police working together to prevent Seniors from becoming crime victims. Contact Officer Hudgins (see below) to get on the mailing list.

Contact Officer Hudgins at:  
Colleyville Police Department
P.O. Box 185/5201 Bransford Road
Colleyville, Texas 76034
817-281-5007
817-428-8214 (FAX)
Email:
billhudg@flash.net

 

 

Taylor County

ABILENE
For More Information, contact:
Abilene Police Department - Crime Prevention Unit
www.abilenepolice.com/commser/TRIAD~SALT.htm

Travis County

Austin Police Department: For more information about S.A.L.T. or to schedule a presentation, contact Susie Mather-Ashford at the Office of Community Liaison at 974-4700.

Williamson County

CEDAR PARK/LEANDER
Monthly S.A.L.T. Meeting: Every 1st Wednesday at 1:30 pm
Location: Crystal Falls Apartment Clubhouse 202 Crystal Falls Parkway Leander, Texas 78641
Presented By: Cedar Park/Leander Seniors and Law Enforcement
Purpose: To help all seniors against fraud. We have also created an outreach program for low income seniors who need help. The local police also help with this project.
Fees/Costs: FREE
To Register Contact: Norma Goodman
RSVP by Phone: 260-1496
RSVP by Email: jblay@usawide.net

ROUND ROCK
Monthly S.A.L.T. Meeting:
Frist Tuesday of the Month 9am-10am
Location: Round Rock Senior Citizen Center 205 East Main St. Round Rock TX. 78664
Contact: Barbara Houts - 244-7655 or Senior Sergeant R. David Pierce at 218-66698 or by E-mail:
dpierce@round-rock.tx.us
Presented By: Members of SALT
Purpose: To provide information to senior citizens. TRIAD is a cooperative effort of the National Sheriffs' Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP). On the local level, TRIAD unites seniors with police and sheriff departments. Each local TRIAD is guided by a volunteer council called SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together). The SALT Council decides what services or programs the TRIAD will offer, recruits volunteers and oversees the results. The TRIAD program is flexible, adaptable, low-cost and simple—but very effective.

GEORGETOWN  
Are You OK? - Williamson County, with the City of Georgetown, also offers another free program to serve homebound and senior citizens, Are you OK? Once you have registered, you choose a specific time of day to receive a daily computerized call. If you are ever unable to answer the phone, the computer sounds an alert and someone will come to check on you.

All elderly and homebound people living alone in Williamson County are eligible to participate. There is no cost to the participant. Applications are available at the Georgetown Police Dept., the Sheriff's Dept., or any EMS station. You can also call 943-1300 or 352-7462 for an application or more information.  

If you know of other S.A.L.T. Councils or Triad programs not listed, please Email us!

 

 

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