Police and Fire reach out to seniors; thank you from Colonial Gardens to supporters in community

by Beth Melo on July 7, 2014

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Above: Senior Liaison Officer, Aaron Richardson, spoke to residents of Colonial Gardens about fraud protection at a June cookout co-hosted by the fire department. (Photo from Southborough Fire Department Facebook page)

Both the police and fire departments have been reaching out to seniors in town. And a group of senior residents in town have asked to share their thanks with all those who support them.

This spring, the police department announced they designated a special liaison officer for seniors, Officer Aaron Richardson.

Now the department is sharing news that he is also the Officer of the Quarter.

Aaron leads the department in citations written, and has recently taken on the position of Senior Liaison Officer for the police department. His strong commitment to community policing and the town’s senior citizen population, has been evident in his day to day officer-initiated activities around town. (read more)

Meanwhile, the Southborough Fire Department has issued an invitation to anyone concerned about senior family members living in town:

Do you have member of your family that is a resident of Southborough MA and is a senior citizen? You can call the station and make an appointment to have us come out and check your home for hazards that could be avoided and give tips on safe cooking and also safe storage.

The Southborough Fire Department is dedicated to all that live or visit the town. We receive a grant every year through the State to help protect our senior population.

Let us help you. 508-485-3235 and ask for Lt. Christian Dano.

And you may have noticed an entry in the latest Fire Department log  from June 26th “Fire safety program – fire safety cookout for seniors 49 Boston Road”. Apparently, the cookout was also put on by town police. 

The SFD Facebook page includes photos along with a description of the event:

The firefighters and police officers served food while we talked about home safety visits, fraud protection, cooking safety and just to bring forth a sense of community. It was a great success and really let the seniors and our community know we are are committed to a higher standard of care.

This was funded by the Senior SAFE grant as well as the police and fire associations donating as well.

The Colonial Gardens’ Tenants Association shared their thanks to the emergency departments and others who make a difference in their senior residents’ lives:

The Southborough Police and Fire Department put on a cookout for the seniors of Colonial Gardens. It was a pleasure to meet and talk with the members of both departments. They each gave a speech and then cook a wonderful meal. They served each of us and I must say they did a wonderful job. We would like to thank them. Safety is a large concern when we enter our senior years.

We want to thank the ladies from the senior center for all there work, they are always there to help.

Speaking as the president of the, Southborough Housing Authority ,Tenants Association we want to thank John Wilson from our Veterans administration for passing out information to our veterans families.

We are safe in our apartments and must thank Mike Williams for keeping our place such a beautiful place to live. He works very hard each day to keep our propriety looking great.

Special thanks go out to our director, Lynne Moreno for the great job she does keeping our place a special place to live. We are safe and she keeps our place a perfect home to be proud of. She is there when needed and does her job well.

We are proud of them and are lucky to have them watching out for our well being,

President Joan Aselbekian
Vice President Bob Aselbekian
Sectary Bob Brooks
Treasure Richard Young.

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