Volume 16, Number 2
It happens often enough that Wake Forest business owners do want to know how the Wake Forest Police Department is trained to interact with the elderly, especially those struggling with dementia.
An elderly man comes into the store and appears confused and disoriented. After you take him to a quiet place and dial 911, what happens next?
Or a customer reports that her elderly father with dementia has wandered away from your waiting room. How does the police department respond?
Or a patient tells the receptionist that her daughter is poisoning her and the two family members begin loud arguing and fighting in your waiting room. What can be done?
SING-WF (Senior Information & Networking Group of Wake Forest) is sponsoring a community-wide meeting Friday, July 28, to answer the question. They have invited Captain Matthew May to explain how the town’s officers assist with situations involving seniors in mental or physical distress.
The meeting, free to all, will be in the Wake Electric Community Room in the ground floor of the building at 100 South Franklin Street. Park in the back. Breakfast, sponsored by Parler Properties, begins at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will be from 9 to 10 a.m.
Registration is required. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to register or call Cathy Jennings at 919-556-3706.