S.A.F.E. Senior Program

As people grow older, their chances of being victims of crime decrease dramatically. But a lifetime of experience coupled with the physical problems associated with aging often makes older Americans fearful. Although they’re on the lookout constantly for physical attack and burglary, they’re not as alert to frauds and con games, in reality, the greatest crime threat to seniors’ well being and trust.

S.A.F.E. stands for Safety, Abuse, and Fraud Education. The purpose of the program is to educate seniors in the community about home and personal safety, elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and con games and fraud schemes. We offer presentations on any one of these topics to community organizations, senior residents or any other group that is interested.

The following resources are available to aid seniors from becoming victims:

FBI

AgeOptions View video AgeOptions: Advocacy - Action - Answers on Aging

Illinois Attorney General

Illinois Department of Transportation

Illinois Department on Aging

Illinois Department of Insurance

Medicare

Knox Information on how to obtain an outdoor high security key safe for first responders

International Association of Chiefs of Police Alzheimer's Initiatives

Senior Medicare Patrol

West Suburban Senior Services

Township of Proviso Senior Services

Aging Care Connections

 The Community Relations Unit offers a variety of information brochures to aid seniors from becoming victims:

  •  "If in Doubt, Keep Them Out" - Distraction Crime the other Residential Burglary
  •  Fraud Target: Senior Citizens

 All requests for public programs at schools, businesses, civic organizations, questions, etc. should be directed to the Community Relations Unit, Officer Rob Verber, Community Relations Officer, at 708.345.006 ext. 440 or via e-mail rverber@westchesterpolice.com.