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SALT meeting to be held tomorrow

The Seniors and Law Enforcement Together program will hold its bi-monthly meeting at 9 a.m. on Thursday in the clinic board room at Van Diest Family Health Clinic in Webster City.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with a breakfast social and free blood pressure checks from VDMC staff. The informational section of the meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.

SALT is a program “designed to break down barriers between law enforcement and seniors within Hamilton County,” said Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork.

“Each meeting has an overview by the law enforcement agencies in the county to include current crime trends, items of interest, how to keep from falling victim to a crime and overall safety matters,” he said.

Local agencies that are involved are the Webster City Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Ellsworth-Jewell-Stanhope Police Department and Hamilton County Conservation.

Thursday’s meeting will focus on fraud protection.

Representatives from AARP Iowa will discuss how to protect older state residents from scams and fraud. The team of trained volunteers from AARP Iowa will share the latest information about scams happening locally and across the country.

Mork encourages local seniors to attend a SALT meeting.

“One of the biggest benefits to seniors who attend SALT meetings is that they get to know their law enforcement and what we do to keep them safe,” he said. “The SALT program is for them, and we always strive to have programs and items of interest for them.”

SALT meetings are held bi-monthly at different locations throughout Hamilton County. The meetings are free and open to the public.

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