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Personal Safety for Older Adults
July 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
With the rise of attacks on AAPI elders and other older adults throughout San Francisco, Institute on Aging remains committed to education regarding maintenance of personal safety.
Crime is a frightening problem, especially for older adults.
An older adult may be concerned about burglary, fraud, muggings, and purse snatchings; however, older adults do not have to feel helpless. Most of us, at all ages, can learn how to reduce the chances of becoming a crime victim.
On Thursday, July 8, 2021, Institute on Aging and SF SAFE welcome you to a 60-minute training which will offer several safety strategies, including self-protection; home security; community awareness; crime victim actions, reporting suspicious activity, and when to call 911 vs 311.
• Practice at least three safety strategies for self-protection
• Apply two home security strategies that can easily be implemented
• Explain steps for reporting crime, should you become a crime victim
About SF SAFE
SF SAFE engages, educates, and empowers San Franciscans to build safer neighborhoods through crime prevention, education, and public safety services that result in stronger, more vibrant and resilient communities. SF SAFE was created in 1976 as a project of the SFPD. In 1980, SF SAFE became a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, and 40 years later, continues to act as the crime prevention component of the police department. While a major portion of SF SAFE’s financial support originates from a grant contract with the SFPD, the organization also receives donations and grants to expand and enhance crime prevention and public safety services. SF SAFE has also received numerous grant awards from the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, State Office of Criminal Justice Planning, and local foundations.
Art Campos, B.A., Criminal Justice Studies, is a Public Safety Coordinator with SF SAFE. Art has extensive experience educating the community about key crime prevention strategies and resources. His role requires him to be a strong partnership builder across the community—- with businesses, non-profits, and city agencies—and to be an active listener who can empathize and build rapport with the community and partners.