Media Release

Senior Safety Summit

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - On Friday, June 18, 2010, the Alachua County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council (SALT) is holding “Senior Safety Summit 2010” at the Thelma Boltin Center at 516 NE 2nd Ave. in Gainesville, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Participants will get timely information on crime prevention, safety, and wellness issues that affect older adults.  Topics include Preventing Frauds and Scams, Domestic Violence, and Adult Protective Services.  Speakers from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Peaceful Paths, the Department of Children and Families and the Social Security Administration will attend.  This free event includes refreshments, door prizes and is open to the public.


SALT is an advisory council comprised of older adults in the community, people that work with seniors, and law enforcement.  In close collaboration with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and Gainesville Police Department, SALT focuses on the crime and safety related needs of older adults in the community.


SALT meets once monthly on the first Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Meetings are currently at Pine Grove Apartments at 1901 NE 2nd Street in Gainesville.  Anyone is welcome to become a member of SALT and participation of seniors is encouraged.  There are no membership fees or dues.


Seating is limited at the event so citizens are encouraged to call Elder Options at 352-378-6649, extension 146.  If voicemail picks up please leave a message with your name and the number attending.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).