What is the Gatekeeper Program?
The Gatekeeper Program is an organized outreach effort designed to identify, refer, and respond to at-risk older adults and people with disabilities living in our community.
Who are Gatekeepers?
Gatekeepers are nontraditional referral sources who come into contact with older adults everyday: neighbors, dog walkers, postal carriers, etc. They are the “first line of defense” against situations that are harmful but preventable.
What do they do?
Gatekeepers help our community to be a safer and healthier place for those who may be vulnerable and need a little help.
- What are the signs to look for that an older adult or an adult with disabilities might need some additional services or support
- Some ways to talk with a person if you see signs they need help and want to get them connected with services or support
- What are some signs of possible abuse or exploitation of a person with a disability or an older adult, and what to do when you see possible abuse
Open discussion and Q & A will follow.
Sponsored by Southeast Neighbors, Hilyard Community Center, and Senior & Disability Services.