Waldo County Triad 'feeling lucky' in its thirteenth year
Waldo County Triad began its thirteenth year in 2013 "feeling lucky" about continuing its protection and support of senior citizens in Waldo County. Since 2000, in association with the seventeen other Maine Triads, Waldo County Triad has used its partnerships with other community based organizations and senior citizen groups to improve the security and safety of Waldo County’s senior citizens.
As it has done in previous years, in 2012, Triad took part in the National Drug Take-Back Days last spring and fall. Maine has had large quantities of drugs returned for disposal in those events. During those events, Waldo County Triad collected a total of 444.6 pounds of pills. To enable safe disposal of these drugs, Triad purchased a secure drug box and located it in the lobby of the new sheriff's office at 6 Public Safety Way in Belfast.
The Triad also accepts winter coats for distribution to senior adults in need. Quarterly it publishes and distributes at no cost to Waldo County seniors a newsletter that addresses their expressed needs and concerns.
Seniors can purchase luminous vests from Waldo County Triad, which make their walking safer day or night. The vests are great for wearing at any time as the luminous color can help make pedestrians more visible to drivers.
Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the New Sherriff’s Office, 6 Public Way, in Belfast. Waldo country citizens interested in more information are welcome to attend meetings or can learning more about the work of the Waldo County Triad by contacting Jeff Trafton at 338-6786.