"WE CARE FOR OUR SENIORS" INITIATIVE
July 18-24, 2021
On July 21st, Little Ferry Police Department and the Little Ferry PAL hosted a barbecue for the borough senior citizens. The event served as a meet and greet for the seniors to familiarize themselves with members of the Police and Fire Departments, DPW, Ambulance Corp. and CERT Team. While enjoying a buffet prepared by their local officers, the seniors were given safety tips from the police department as well as information on smoke detectors from the fire department. Additionally, the seniors were addressed by the Chief of Police and the Mayor to discuss the importance that the borough places on fostering good community relations between the citizens, borough volunteers and employees.
Fort Lee Police Department partnered with the Fort Lee Senior Center to provide residents with safety tips and interactive scenarios to help avoid becoming a victim of a scam. They also provided seniors with pamphlets containing the names and telephone number of organizations that aid seniors in Bergen County.
On July 22nd, Bergenfield police officers prepared lunch for the residents at Brookside Garden Senior Apartments and shared their knowledge on scams, fraud and identity theft.
On July 21st, Lyndhurst Police Department hosted a Senior Resiliency breakfast for senior citizen residents with the purpose of educating members about how to avoid becoming a victim of senior scams.
On July 19th, Residents at 55 Kip Center learned defensive tactics with Detective Anderson from the Rutherford Police Department as he presented “Self Defense for Seniors”.
On July 22nd, the Rochelle Park Police Department hosted a meet and greet with more than 70 members of the Rochelle Park Senior Citizens Club.
The Cliffside Park Police Department had an open discussion with approximately one hundred seniors. The topic was what seniors can do to protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime. D/Sergeant Anthony Schmitt of the Fairview Police also assisted us. Assistant Director of EMS William Bringas also gave a short presentation on how to prepare for and what to do in a medical emergency.
The Northvale Police Department conducted an awareness seminar with some of their senior citizens regarding the common scams/problems that face our seniors.
The Montvale Police Department connected with the Montvale Seniors Club on Saturday, July 24, 2021 as an outreach event for social networking and crime prevention. Topics discussed included local traffic concerns, lighting and video protection around the home, phone scams geared toward vulnerable communities & covid concerns. The emphasis was on moving back into living life with safe habits and less stress.
On Monday, July 26, 2021 the Englewood Police Department Community Affairs Unit held a community event with a group of 15 seniors at the Bergen Family Center. Englewood, NJ. This interaction included a discussion of how participants can learn about common scams that affect this group.