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Office On Aging (ADRC) Meeting At Sheriff’s Public Safety Center Highlights Sheriff’s Office Senior Safety Initiatives

Freehold, New Jersey.  Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden hosted a Stakeholder’s Meeting of the ADRC (Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection) on July 24th at the Sheriff’s Public Safety Center, 2500 Kozloski Road, Freehold.  The Stakeholder’s meeting is part of the new Monmouth County initiative, Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community through Services).    Following a brief meeting of the group, Undersheriff Michael Donovan and Coordinator Selina Mishkin gave an overview of the many programs offered by the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office for senior citizens.  The programs discussed were the Ident-Adult card – a personal emergency photo ID card, the Medical Alert card – a photo ID for seniors with a documented illness whose behavior may be misunderstood, Identity Theft, Telemarketing Fraud, ACES 9-1-1 (Adults Calling Emergency Services) – education for adults on the proper use of the 9-1-1 emergency call number, Keeping Your Keys – simple techniques to make driving safer, Lock You Meds – the importance of properly storing and securing your medications, Project Lifesaver – electronic monitoring for those with Autism or Alzheimer’s disease who may tend to wander, and Safe CARGO – a program promoting safe child seat installation.

For information about the senior programs mentioned, please contact coordinator Selina Mishkin at 732-431-6400, extension 1185.  Following the presentation, Contract Administrator Sebastian Trapani gave the group a tour of the Public Safety Center.  Photo: Undersheriff Michael Donovan and Coordinator Selina Mishkin at the Office on Aging ADRC Stakeholder’s Meeting.

For a downloadable version of this press release, click here:  News Release – ADRC meeting