What is Linn County Triad? PDF Print E-mail


The Linn County TRIAD is a partnership of county and local law enforcement and other organizations and individuals involved with older adult issues of safety and well-being. The Linn County TRIAD includes the Linn County Sheriff, all local Linn County community police departments, plus local agencies and older community volunteers who all agree to work together to reduce criminal victimization of older adults.


What does the Linn County TRIAD do?

  • EDUCATION: By sponsoring crime prevention and personal  safety programs for older citizens.

  • ASSISTANCE: By recruiting and training volunteers to assist law enforcement in the presentation of applicable information regarding crimes that can be committed against older citizens.

  • SUPPORT: By identifying community resources and providing information and referrals to older persons seeking  knowledge and assistance.

The primary way that TRIAD  helps seniors is through:

Realities of Elder Abuse PDF Print E-mail


Our very own Ingrid Wensel and Tracey Robertson introduce a critical issue in our community that is Elder Abuse. An often isolating, and damaging battle for many aging adults, as 1 in 28 cases are reported. We raise our voice to those silenced by Elder Abuse, and stand as allies with victims, and their families by offering education, support, and empowerment to our community, we encourage you to do the same! Take a moment to watch this powerful segment on the Realities of Elder Abuse and ask how you can get involved!

Video:   Realities of Elder Abuse




Elder Abuse Legislation Update (SF2239) PDF Print E-mail

The bill to address elder abuse, thought to be expired, was resurrected and assigned to a conference committee in the final days of session and passed both chambers. On May 23, Governor Branstad signed this legislation (SF2239) that aims to combat elder abuse in Iowa.

The legislation, Senate File 2239, creates provisions within the Iowa Code to provide relief from elder abuse. Under the new provisions, a vulnerable elder can file a petition in an Iowa court to seek relief from elder abuse in a manner similar to current domestic abuse laws. The law provides courts with a variety of solutions, in the form of temporary and permanent orders, to assist vulnerable Iowans facing elder abuse.

In addition to providing protections from elder abuse, the law mandates that several state agencies collaborate to provide written recommendations to strengthen Iowa’s elder abuse prevention, detection, and intervention efforts. The report is due to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Department of Management by August 15, 2014. Departments that must work together to prepare the report include the Department on Aging, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Inspections and Appeals, the Department of Public Health, and the Office of the Attorney General.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 19:25