Letter to the Editor

SAFE program thanks donors

Monday, May 30, 2016

To the editor:

I want to take a moment to make our community aware of the efforts, money, time and resources given to serve and protect our senior citizens through the annual SAFE (Scam and Fraud Education) program on May 17 (at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds). The preparation of this program takes many months of planning and, through the efforts of an entire community of caring supporters, hundreds of people benefited from the program.

S.A.F.E. is a free theme-based educational program where senior citizens are taught ways to avoid becoming a victim to fraud in a fun environment because addressing the issue of being potential targets and having their safety in jeopardy is overwhelming and scary. This year's "Geriatric Park" speakers included Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt and Adult Protective Services Angie Hall.

Sponsors and benefactors included: Senior Education Ministries, Senior Medicare Patrol, Vigo County Prosecutor, Anderson's Medical Products, Cobblestone Crossings and Harrison's Crossing Health Campuses, Terre Haute Savings Bank, Bethesda Gardens, Clinton Gardens, Springhill Village, Baesler's, Better Business Bureau - Central Indiana, Exceptional Living Center of Brazil, Richland Bean Blossom, Vigo County Triad, Family First Home Care, AARP Indiana, Celebrations, Cloverleaf Healthcare, First Financial Bank, Health Alliance, Home Instead Senior Care, Republic Services of Western Indiana, Stadler Tax Service, Sycamore Manor, Vermillion Convalescent, Westridge Healthcare, Westminster Village Health and Rehab, Jessica Becker, Anderson Sound Aramark, Blackhawk Community Church, Clabber Girl, GFS Marketplace, Imagine That, Indiana State University, King's Servants Chapter 916- CMA, Indiana Secretary of State, Lamar, Pepsi Refreshment Services, Lisa Krause, Lyric Krause, Ally Little, Reagan Becker, Jackie Silver and daughter Yuana, TransCare, Tribune-Star, Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, Vigo County School Corp. Art Department students, Viking Press, Covenant Cooperative Ministries, WIBQ Radio, Wiese USA, Rose-Hulman Hatfield Hall, Indiana State Police, Vigo County Sheriff, Gov. Mike Pence, Mayor Duke Bennett, Budd Aplin, Jes Krause family, Darlene Morman, Bob and Mollie Shobe, Cliff and Cindy Anderson, Dave and Martha Long, Bill Trout, Brendan Becker Family, Susan Elmore, Rick Jacobs, Macie Snyder, Joink, RCH Electronic Systems, Go Ye Therefore Ministries, Wabash Valley Teen Challenge, WTHI TV, WTWO TV, Word Power Radio and Terre Haute Police Dept. Additional vendors were: Body Balance Physical Medicine, Brownstone Manor, Hope of Israel, Vigo County Public Library, OLLI, Gentiva Hospice, Terre Haute CPR, The WILL Center ,Wabash Activity Center, Good Samaritan Society-Shakamak, Brownstone Manor, Comfort Keepers, Visiting Angels, Wireless at Work, Vigo County Assessor, TransAmerica, VNA Home Care and Hospice, ViaQuest Home Health and Hospice, Wabash Valley Monument, Vigo County CASA, Amedisys Home Health, Families by Choice and Social Security Administration.

I am humbled by the support of every one who gave their time and personally thank you for your continued commitment in making this community a safe place to live, work and worship freely. I am so blessed to have you as family, friends and colleagues. Thank you for allowing God to use you to serve our seniors.