Kankakee County Senior Safety Fairs
MOBILE SENIOR SAFETY FAIRS TO START IN FALL 2022 Kankakee County, IL – The State’s Attorney’s Office is once again providing Mobile Senior Safety Fairs throughout Kankakee County, kicking off with an event in Herscher, Illinois on October 4th This will be the first Mobile Fair hosted by the Office since the pandemic began in early 2020. Our Mobile Senior Safety Fairs deliver vital information and resources to our seniors and their caregivers, all within their own neighborhood. These Mobile Fairs will be held in every community throughout Kankakee County over the coming months, and will address senior scams and crime prevention, share information about current events, volunteer opportunities, community programming and resources. “Seniors are still our most-targeted population for financial scams; today’s scams are sophisticated and accomplished thru email, senior dating sites, text messages, online devices and more. We need to do everything we can to help seniors identify and avoid these scams. At the same time, our seniors are the proven best resource for ideas, life experience, mentors and service – we look forward to engaging with them in finding solutions to the problems in our community and partnering with them on local service projects. This is going to be a win-win partnership for seniors and our entire community”, said State’s Attorney Jim Rowe. The October 4th Senior Safety Fair is hosted at Courtyard Estates of Herscher, in partnership with County Board Member Carol Webber and Herscher Chief of Police Chad Scanlon. The events runs from 10:30am-12:00pm. Future dates and locations will be announced and publicized. Questions regarding the above information can be directed to the State’s Attorney’s Community Division, Community Services Coordinator Chris Borchardt, at CBorchardt@k3county.net or (815) 936-5829.