Dawn Folopoulos, Executive Director of the Melrose Council on Aging, and Chief Michael L. Lyle are pleased to announce that the Council on Aging, in collaboration with the police department, will host an event for seniors on local and state resources later this month.
The meeting will be held at the Milano Senior Center, 201 West Foster St., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 6-8 p.m. The event coincides with the police department’s community meetings initiative, which resumes this month after a summer hiatus.
Folopoulos, along with Chief Lyle, Detective Dan Ehlers, and a representative from Mystic Valley Elder Services, will provide information to attendees on available resources for seniors in Melrose and throughout the region. This includes events, activities, health clinics, low-income assistance, home care options, caregiver support and more. Chief Lyle will also give an overview of the 911 system.
“We want our seniors to be assured that if there is an emergency while they’re at home or out, to always dial 911,” Chief Lyle said. “No one situation is the same for any person and residents should not hesitate to contact police or first responders by calling 911. We are here to help.”
This event is part of the police department’s monthly community meetings initiative, where police and other city and state officials gather to discuss a prevalent topic with residents. The meetings were briefly paused during the summer months, but will now occur on the last Wednesday of every month.