U.S. Attorney and the President and CEO of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)to Speak at DART’s Information and Health Fair Celebrating Older American’s Month
NCPC to Unveil its New Public Education Campaign to Protect Seniors from Crime
DALLAS — U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas and Ann M. Harkins, the President and CEO of the National Crime Prevention Council, will speak at an information and health fair for seniors that is being held tomorrow, Thursday, May 16, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Eddie Deen’s Ranch on South Lamar Street in Dallas. This is the 19th year that this free event, sponsored by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), the Dallas Area Agency on Aging and Eddie Deen’s, is being held.
U.S. Attorney Saldaña said, “Protecting older Americans is a top priority that the Department of Justice advances on multiple fronts. Our goal is to empower older persons, and the communities where they reside, with relevant information and resources to ensure that they can live in safe and healthy environments – something we all deserve. I’m thrilled to participate in this year’s event, and I commend DART, the Dallas Area Agency on Aging, Eddie Deen’s and all our community partners who make this information and health fair such a success.”
Ms. Harkins said, “NCPC is pleased to be a part of this event and to share our new public education campaign about protecting senior citizens from financial fraud and physical or emotional abuse. The last thing on the minds of our seniors should be the worry of losing a lifetime of savings or being abused by those they trust. We each play a pivotal role in preventing crimes against seniors and empowering our older Americans to speak up and speak out against fraud and abuse.”
The theme for this year’s Older American’s Month is “Unleash the Power of Age!’ Since 1963, May has been designated as the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements. At the event, numerous vendors will provide free information and services and fair participants will enjoy free health screenings, materials, entertainment and refreshments provided by various community partners. WFAA anchor Gloria Campos is the event’s special guest, and Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez will join U.S. Attorney Saldaña and Ms. Harkins as other honored guests.
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