Accomplishments 

  • Monthly meetings create an opportunity for networking among professionals who serve seniors, which results in collaboration when issues arise about specific individuals, neighborhoods, or the community in general.
     
  • Professionals who work with seniors receive information on the latest scams and crimes impacting seniors in our community, which means seniors are served more effectively.
     
  • An elder abuse multi-disciplinary team grew from the SALT Council.  One of the most important results of the advocacy of this team was the appointment of an elder abuse prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office.
     
  • Council members created an elder abuse brochure with local resource information.  The brochure has been widely distributed throughout the community.
     
  • Consumer College, an annual one day seminar which is offered at free of charge to seniors in Chatham County, focuses on crime/fraud prevention and safety issues.  It has been strongly supported by local law enforcement and other local officials.  
     
  • The Council has also sponsored safety forums, at which Captain Larry Branson with Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department has presented the ABC's of personal safety.
     
  • The SALT Council developed a brochure entitled "Tips for Choosing a Caregiver."
     
  • A PSA was created and aired on the local channel to alert people in the community about elder abuse and how to respond.
     
  • The Council participates in National Night Out as well as other community educational events/fairs, and individual members regularly make community education presentations.  A Speakers' Bureau is available to make presentations to community groups upon request.
     
  • The Council supported the passage of the federal "Elder Justice Act" by letter-writing to the US Senate. Updates and reports about federal and state legislation affecting seniors is regularly monitored and acted upon.  Advocacy for stronger laws and systemic changes is an important component of the Council, including increased training for law enforcement about elder issues.
     
  • The Council is a member of NATI, National Association of Triads, Inc.  For more information about NATI, visit their website at www.nationaltriad.org.

Support Us

The Chatham County SALT Council represents a cooperative effort between seniors in the community, law enforcement, AARP, and professionals in the aging field. The Council acts as an advocacy/advisory group and provides a forum for the exchange of information for the purpose of crime prevention and safety of seniors.  

 

 

 

 

Events

Check out our Events page to find out what events we will be organizing in the near future.

Monthly Meetings 

S.A.L.T meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:00am, at The Woods located at 7364 Hodgson Memorial Dr.

News

Welcome New Members! We are looking for more agencies and individuals to share, advocate, advise, prevent crimes and promote safety for seniors in Chatham County Georgia.   Download an application below.

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