For concerns regarding Mental Health, Geriatrics and Adult Protective Services related questions, please contact TRIAD, in St Joseph County, or Adult Protective Services.
TRIAD is a national progream designed to promote the education of senior citizens in areas of crime prevention, schemes, scams, and frauds which can adversely affest safe senior lifestyles.
TRIAD's goals are to educate, assist, communicate and involve. Public forums are held to share concerns and solutions to these types of problems that can affect seniors.
Some TRIAD programs held through the South Bend community:
- Senior education programs against fraud, scams, identity theft and schemes education
- Pill Drops to collect and safely dispose of old or unused prescription medications which can commonly be abused.
- Collecting and distributing used and unwanted cell phones for emergency 911 use.
- Project Lifesaver- helps to locate and identify seniors who may wander and become lost. Seniors with dementia, Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome, Autism or other related diseases. This is done through use of a special tracking system and a bracelet worn by the affected person, that can be worn, or sewn into clothing.
TRIAD monthly meetings are held and open to the public, on the first Wednesday of each month at Battell Center, 904 N Main St., Mishawaka IN, at 9:00a.m.
TRIAD, PO Box 1695, Mishawaka IN 46546
TRIAD: 574-250-6784 (Chris) or 574-258-4863 (Kathy)
SBPD/TRIAD Liason, Cpl. David Modlin, voice mail 574-235-5858
Also, referrals to our Adult Protective Services regarding adults suffering abuse, neglect, self neglect or in need of certain services will be made by officers when necessary or through the reports of welfare checks on elderly persons determined to be in need.