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October 31, 1997

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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 31 - November 6, 1997 - 25 Senior citizens, law enforcement agencies band together in Sussex Senior citizens all too often fall prey to fly-by-night scam artists offering to repave their driveways or using high-pressure tactics to persuade them to purchase all-too- often questionable goods through the phone or door-to-door. That's why SALT (Seniors And Lawmen Together) formed a council in Sussex County, with ceremonies held on Georgetown on Oct. 21, at which time Delaware Attorney General Jane Brady reiterated her desire to combat these frauds. With TRIAD already working in both Kent and New Castle counties, last week's kickoff makes Delaware the first to insti- tute SALT statewide. SALT was instituted in 1988 by the Ameri- can Association of Retired Per- sons (AARP), the National Sher- iffs Organization and the Interna- tional Association of Chiefs of Police. According to Ted Ressler of AARP, "The incidence of crime is on the rise in Sussex County. We've held meetings with groups of senior citizens, some, for in- stance who live in parks along CHEER campaign seeks support in Millsboro Letters inviting Millsboro resi- dents to make a pledge to CHEER's Capital Campaign to raise money for a multipurpose community and adult day-care center were mailed out last week. In June, Georgetown residents had an opportunity to pledge their support. Donors who make a $100 contribution may honor a loved one by having a brick engraved with their name. The new facility will be built on 15 acres at the in- tersection of county roads 9 and 319 in Georgetown. CHEER serves more than 12,000 senior citizens annually through a variety of programs. Anyone who has not received a letter and who would like to make a pledge should call Charlene Hubert at 856-5187. Wish the people on your list a Happy Holiday Season with personaltzed ho//dav cards from Carlson Craft.* "l5=MMway Shoppin;t;r" 4950 Highway One, Rehoboth (302) 644-9034 (FAX) S44- 9036 " JCIBB " We're So Much More Than Mail Boxes TM Long Neck Road where they nev- er used to lock their doors. Now they are finding vandalism and theft to be on the rise. There's a lot of telemarketing fraud as well, and senior citizens are often hesi- tant to report that they were vic- tims," he said. TRIAD, he explained is the ac- tion group that will carry out rec- ommendations made through the results of SALT Council's survey of Sussex seniors to determine what they are afraid of and what protection they seek.. Delaware State Police Commu- nity Relations Officer Cpl. Lewis W. Briggs II noted that the attor- ney general's office is taking a very active interest in the pro- gram, with a full-time employee assigned to Sussex to address such problems. The attorney general's office is distributing pamphlets offering tips on protecting oneself from unwanted home solicitation, con- sumer fraud, telemarketing and contractor scams, which are avail- able from the Sussex office at 856-5352. Anyone who suspects a violation should call the Con- sumer Protection Unit at 1-800- 220-5424. Also, anyone wishing to become involved in SALT, and the surveys being taken, should call 1-800-897-2277. Angle Moon photo Delaware Attorney General Jane Brady and Sussex Com- mander Major Joseph N. Forester of the Delaware State Po- lice sign into action SALT (Seniors And Lawmen Together) during ceremonies on Oct- 21 in Georgetown, in an effort to combat crimes committed against senior citizens in Sussex County. HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED? AMENT LYNC00A00R A T T O R N E Y S A T L A W NO FEE UNLESS RECOVERY In Lewes 645-4545 In Wilmington (800) 773-2599 oAin Us For Department 56 Homes For The Ho!idays Event "The Holly & The Ivy" Dickens: "-Start A Tradido. 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