Gatekeeper Training: A Neighbors Helping Neighbors Approach


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.

When/Where/What

Mon, May 16, 6:30pm – 8pm at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St.
This one hour training will cover:
  • 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.

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