Senior Link is a free and confidential reassurance call program provided by ACTS (Action in Community Through Service). Through this program, scheduled calls are made to senior citizens or physically disadvantaged shut-ins. (Please note this is not an emergency service.)
Individuals, family members or friends may sign up by requesting participation in the program through the ACTS Helpline: 703-368-4141. All calls are confidential.
Explore Senior Link and other programs ACTS of Prince William County has to offer by visiting ACTS online.
Project Lifesaver Project Lifesaver, established in 1999, is an initiative of Prince William County Sheriff's Office that uses state-of-the-art technology to assist those who suffer from Alzheimer's and other cognitive disorders. Project Lifesaver places personalized radio transmitters on persons with these disorders, which allow caregivers and first responders to locate them when they wander or become lost and cannot help themselves. Read more about Project Lifesaver services available in Prince William County here.
"Project Lifesaver's program helps bridge the gap for protection to safety to locate loved ones of all ages who wander due to Autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer's, dementia, or other cognitive conditions." --ProjectLifesaver.org
R.A.D. Self-Defense for Seniors
The R.A.D. Self-Defense program for seniors is geared to improve the personal safety of seniors through proactive strategies and physical techniques which address issues unique to their age group.
Resisting Aggression Defensively (R.A.D.) for Seniors is an empowering self-defense program for both older men and women generally over the age of 65. The course is broken up into ten 2-hour sessions held during the day. At each session, students receive information about various crime prevention topics ranging from dating safety to home security to prescription medication safety. Students are given the opportunity to engage in discussion and participate in physical defense training that is specifically tailored to meet their abilities and needs.