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TRIAD: Seniors learn about Medicare fraud

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The June meeting of The Right Informationand Direction featured a presentation by Senior Medicare Patrol volunteer Elsie Quinn.

Quinn said $60 billion is lost to Medicare fraud each year.

SMP educates senior citizens on ways to detect and prevent Medicare fraud. Quinn also distributed a packet containing the names and contact numbers of agencies who assist seniors seeking services ranging from free legal aid to avoiding telemarketers. She then outlined precautions senior citizens may employ to protect themselves from becoming fraud victims.

TRIAD: Ellen Lansberry speaks on SeniorLIFE

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

SeniorLIFE, an alternative to nursing care placement, was the topic of discussion at the most recent Triad meeting held in the Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown.

Featured speaker Ellen Lansberry shared information on SeniorLIFE, a for-profit organization providing health care and support services for elderly persons.

The meeting also provided discussion on Project Lifesaver, a national program, which establishes a safety network for locating clients who might endanger themselves by wandering.

TRIAD: Crime Victims Council provides home and personal safety tips

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Although meeting a con-artist, having burglars case one's home, or receiving calls from false telemarketers is sometimes unavoidable, being a crime victim may not be.

On April 8, Phil Parise, a representative of the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, met with The Right Information and Direction members and provided information on establishing home security and personal safety as well as avoiding potential scams.

TRIAD: Canines bring a new dimension to law enforcement

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The most recent meeting of Triad, The Right Information and Direction, held Jan. 14 in the Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, featured a presentation by Allentown Police Officer Andrew Fegely and his canine partner, Harley. A group of 25 to 30 attendees learned how dogs contribute to local law enforcement.

Triad supports Project Lifesaver in the Lehigh Valley

Thursday, January 2, 2014 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Project Lifesaver helps keep track of those who may wander

On Nov. 12, Triad (The Right Information and Direction) held its monthly meeting in the Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown.

Triad seeks to educate senior citizens and those who work with them about pertinent issues affecting older people on a daily basis. Triad meetings provide opportunities to access first-hand information from experts. Topics range from available community services to health care concerns. Meetings are open to the public.

TRIAD Supports Project Lifesaver in the Lehigh Valley

Thursday, December 5, 2013 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Project Lifesaver helps keep track of those who may wander

On Nov. 12, TRIAD (The Right Information and Direction) held its monthly meeting in the Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, recently.

TRIAD seeks to educate senior citizens and those who work with them about pertinent issues affecting older people on a daily basis. TRIAD meetings provide opportunities to access first-hand information from experts. Topics range from available community services to health care concerns. Meetings are open to the public.

TRIAD pays tribute to Judith Lieberman

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

TRIAD'S Oct. 8 meeting began on a somber note.

Members respectfully acknowledged the passing of Judith Leiberman, community activist and TRIAD founder. Linda Lewis opened the floor for members to share memories in celebration of Lieberman's life. Art Villafane then read the Mourner's Kaddish (a prayer for the dead) and a moment of silence was observed.

TRIAD

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Caregiver shares personal experience with Parkinson's

What do Gerry Haines, Lehigh Valley native and former teacher, and Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor and international celebrity, have in common? Both have been personally impacted by Parkinson's disease, and both have enlisted in the battle against it.