- 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.