Douglas County TRIAD

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2014 Senior Education Seminar a Success!

Douglas County TRIAD provided another wonderful seminar where seniors, professionals and community members are able to come and learn. This year's seminar was Sharing Positivity a Positive Approach to Mental Health in Seniors. There was over 135 in attendance with many coming as far as Reno and Carson City. For those attendees who would like to utilize information shared during the conference. The following links have been added for your convenience:

Dave Fogerson
Deputy Chief 
East Fork Fire and Paramedic District
Fall Prevention a Community Approach

Joseph E. McEllistrem, Ph. D.
Violence and Mental Illness Presentation

Frank Jacobelli LCSW
Carson Valley Medical Center
Vitality for Life
Recognizing Mental Illness in Seniors

Peter Reed, PHD, MPH
Director, Sanford Center for Aging
University of Nevada, Reno
Aging Alzheimer's and Safety

TRIAD History

Douglas County TRIAD was started in 1996 to provide an agreement between the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, East Fork Fire Protection District and Tahoe Douglas Fire with a S.A.L.T. Council (Senior And Law Enforcement Together) Furthermore there are representatives from Senior Residents, Senior Citizen Patrol, Carson Valley Medical Center, Aging and Disability Services Division.

Home Again Program

  • Registers a Dementia Patient
  • Photographs
  • Address information
  • Provides needed help in case a senior wanders

Care Track System

  • Aids in Seniors with Alzheimer's who wander
  • Provides Tracking Equipment for location assistance in the event of an emergency.
  • There is a suggested donation

Senior Citizen Law Enforcement Academy

  • Provides education in law enforcement & public safety
  • Topics covered: uniformed patrol, jail, custody procedures, gang investigations, indentity theft, Fire protection seminars

The Guardian Program

  • Utilizes computerized telephone system to call seniors daily
  • Registration required
  • Operated through the Douglas County Sheriff's Department

Senior for a Day Program

  • Seniors are selected through a nomination process
  • Four seniors are selected for an all expense paid lunch and gifts

TRIAD Senior Directory

  • Creates a one stop directory for locating local business, government agencies.
  • Distributed throughout Douglas County
  • Fund Raising Project


Additional Information

Additional Information regarding these programs can be found in the Guardian System flyer as well as in the General Senior Services flyer. TRIAD Slide Show 2012.

TRIAD Executive Board

Joseph E. McEllistrem, Ph.D.

329 West Fifth Street

Carson City, Nevada, 89703




TRIAD Board Members
Travis K. Lee, President
Senior Services and Public Transit Manager
Douglas County, NV
Bob Cook, Secretary
Senior Advisory Council Chair
Douglas County, NV
Sheriff Ronald Pierini
Douglas County Sheriff Department
Douglas County, NV
Jim Hansen, Treasurer
Senior Law Enforcement Volunteer
Douglas County Sheriff Department
Betty Miller
Sheriff Department Volunteer
Douglas County, NV
Dave Fogerson, Deputy Fire Chief of Operations
East Fork Fire and Paramedic District
Douglas County, NV
Leo Kruger, Chaplin
Douglas County Sheriff Department
Douglas County, NV
Curt Sonderegger
Sheriff Departmetn Volunteer
Douglas County, NV
Ben Sharit, Fire Chief
Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District
Douglas County NV (Stateline)
Paul Lockwood
Senior Advisory Council Representative
Young at Heart Representative
Diana Malekos, LCSW, LADC
Carson Valley Medical Center Representative
Teresa Duffy, Deputy
Douglas County Sheriff Department
Douglas County, NV
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