Affiliate Programs

Seniors: Virginia Triad Resources

Triad is a cooperative effort of law enforcement agencies (police/fire/sheriffs), senior citizens, and senior organizations focused on reducing crimes against our most vulnerable citizens, our seniors. To find out if your area has or is considering forming a Triad, contact your local sheriff or police office or email the Director of Programs and Community Outreach at

The goal of Triad is to reduce the fear of crime and victimization among seniors by increasing awareness of scams and fraud targeting them, strengthening communication between law enforcement and senior communities, and educating seniors on local and state resources that are available in their community. 

This goal is accomplished through speaking engagements, community collaborations, and targeted training for seniors and law enforcement practitioners, providing a support mechanism to current local Triad groups, and marketing the Triad concept to non-participating localities.  

Today, Virginia has over 200 cities, counties, and towns with signed Triad agreements.  Virginia Triad has also been recognized by the National Association of Triads, Inc. as having the highest number of active local groups nationwide and is the only state in the nation with a statewide coordinated office at the Executive Level of government.

The Virginia Triad Office can provide information and resources to Triad chapters across the Commonwealth. We can also assist you in organizing your Triad, planning ideas and programs for your seniors, and providing training opportunities for law enforcement, senior volunteers, and community groups.

Stay tuned for more information about an upcoming chartering event and the start of programming! For questions or more information please contact Rhonda Moore or Tracey Wolfe.

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Dementia Friendly America, SAW

What is Dementia Friendly America (DFA)? 

DFA is a national network of communities, organizations, and individuals seeking to ensure that communities across the U.S. are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers. Dementia-friendly communities foster the ability of people living with dementia to remain in the community and engage and thrive in day-to-day living. Dementia Friendly America is administered by USAging.

When did DFA begin? 

The DFA movement began in September 2015 following the White House Conference on Aging and is based upon Minnesota’s statewide successful initiative, ACT on Alzheimer's. DFA launched in 2015 with pilot communities in Denver, CO; Prince George's County, MD; Santa Clara County, CA; Tempe, AZ;  and the state of West Virginia.

What is a Dementia Friendly community? 

A dementia-friendly community is a village, town, city, or county that is informed, safe, and respectful of individuals with the disease, their families, and caregivers and provides supportive options that foster quality of life. Joining DFA means a community is engaging in a process to become more dementia friendly.

How does a community join the DFA network of communities? 

To help communities work towards becoming dementia-friendly, DFA offers technical assistance, including a community toolkit, sector-specific guidance, and best practices synthesized from across the world. To learn how to join the DFA network of communities review the Dementia Friendly Community Readiness and Recognition Criteria here.

To learn more, watch a Dementia Friendly America Introductory Video. This video highlights why dementia-friendly work is so critical and how you can get involved. Contact the DFA staff team to have access to a downloadable version of this video to show at your community event.

Stay tuned for more information on when programming will start.

For questions or more information please contact Janice Gentry or Sharon DeBoever.

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