"BIRMINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT-
ADOPT-A- SENIOR" PROGRAM
WHATPolice officers provide a check in service to help seniors with household chores and/or errands during officer breaks or after their shift ends.
WHYSo that police officers can offer assistance to seniors who have no family or friends nearby and to so that they can form strong community outreach relationships.
WHEREBirmingham Police Department. Seniors Coordinating Council and Center (BASCC). Birmingham, Michigan, USA.
"Many seniors have no nearby relatives to call on and with this program, Birmingham Officers offer assistance by performing small household chores or errands during their breaks or after their shift ends. This relationship between seniors and police officers may lead to seniors using police officers as a resource to connect them with other programs that prevent isolation and provide safety."
In addition to officers providing a senior check-in-service to help elderly with household chores and/or errands during officer breaks or after their shift ends, the Birmingham Police Department holds monthly outreach "Ask the Officer" sessions.
"Ask the Officer" sessions are held at the local senior center which gives seniors an opportunity to speak one-on-one with an police officer and to answer any questions or concerns on safety, security, crime prevention or other matters in their community.
Elder Abuse Prevention Programs