Funding from United Way
makes it possible to offer several programs to seniors. These include:
Meetings are held monthly at the St. Charles Parish Training/Special Services Facility located at 220 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling. Events focusing on crime prevention for seniors are held regularly throughout the parish.
Sheriff Greg Champagne and Richard Keller, chairman of the parish's Council on Aging, announced the creation of a local TRIAD program on April 23, 1997.
"We have a growing elderly population in St. Charles Parish, so meeting the needs of these people is a big challenge for law enforcement and community agencies," Champagne said. TRIAD is a national concept operating under the belief that together, with sheriffs, police chiefs ,and seniors globally joining forces, better programs and services can be provided to the elderly.
TRIAD is managed by a SALT (Seniors and Lawmen Together) board. Input from senior citizens is also sought as to what type of crime prevention programs would best benefit them.