Yadkinville Police Chief Tim Parks addressed a group of area senior citizens on Friday at a luncheon in their honor at the Yadkin County Senior Center. The luncheon was part of the Yadkinville Police Department’s Cops Care program. The program is aimed at connecting local law enforcement with area senior citizens in order to better protect them. A number of local organizations sponsor the program as well.
“I would like to thank all the people that helped put this lunch together, especially Rid-A-bug, The Civitan Club, Wendy Hayden of the Yadkin Senior Center, and our city counsel,” said Parks. “This program has become an important part of our community and continues to grow. Our senior citizens are very important to our community and we at the police department want to do all we can to help them, the Cops Care program allows us to do this and also allows them to get to know us and become more eager to help us. We urge all seniors 65 and older who live within the city limits of Yadkinville to join our program.”
In addition to lunch, the event attendees enjoyed a special dance performance by a local clogging group. They received gift bags and a dry erase board where they could list medications and other important information.
Those interested in learning more about the Cops Care program may contact Rebecca Simpson at the Yadkinville Police Department at 336-679-2863.
Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter @RippleReporterK.