New Web site offers tips to keep seniors safe

LAWRENCEVILLE - With the baby boomer generation becoming seniors during the information age, information on services for the elderly can be found just a mouse click away.

Last week, Gwinnett's leaders lent a hand to the elderly, launching a new Web site for an organization committed to keeping seniors safe from crime.

Members of the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute prepared the site, which was launched Thursday, at www.gwinnetttriad.org.

The new site will serve as an electronic reference guide for seniors and their families, according to a press release. The links include active participants of Seniors and Law Together and pertinent information for this targeted group including identity theft and anti-fraud, Medicare Part D Plan, availability of avian flu shots and Gwinnett senior centers information.

The creation of the Web site is a partnership between GNLI participants Brandon Bizzell, Diana Curtis, Latreace Sankey, Bill Roa, Sharon Spallone and Diana Moore and the Gwinnett County Triad.

This initiative will extend the community's commitment and collaborative efforts to provide easy access to information and help increase awareness of services available for senior citizens' use, the press release said.

Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute trains and empowers local residents and community leaders to promote positive changes in their neighborhoods and communities. One of the requirements of the training is for the students to implement and complete a community project that addresses a specific need in the county.

To learn more about GNLI, visit www.gnli.org.

The Gwinnett County SALT Advisory Council meets regularly and plans activities and programs to involve and benefit both law enforcement and seniors.