Seniors gather for TRIAD fling

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The seventh semi-annual TRIAD Spring Fling at the Lincoln CountyMulti-Use Facility Tuesday continued to draw a large crowd for itsfree services.

More than 200 senior citizens flocked to the facility for freeblood pressure checks, glucose testing and a lunch. Informationalbooths on a variety of topics were also available withrepresentatives from various agencies on site to answerquestions.

The Spring Fling is sponsored each time by TRIAD, a partnershipbetween the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Brookhaven PoliceDepartment and the AARP. Lincoln County constables also play a rolein organizing the event.

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Constable Charles Smith said a focus this year was a program toprovide free 911 house numbers to seniors for display on theirmailboxes or in their yards.

“We’ve had a good many respond to that from people wantingthem,” he said.

A large stack of 3×5 note cards stood on a table with the namesand addresses of interested seniors.

Mary Sanders, of Brookhaven, said she already had 911 numbersposted on her house, but it was very important for those who didn’tto register because the numbers aided emergency vehicles in findingthe house quickly.

Sanders said the event was “wonderful” and a great service tocounty seniors.