TOPSFIELD TRIAD

Members:

  • Ramona Donahue, Chair Person
  • Paula Burke, Director, Topsfield Council on Aging
  • Beth Wideberg, Representative, Topsfield Council on Aging
  • Captain Jen Collins-Brown, Topsfield Fire Department
  • Officer Kelly Pickering, Topsfield Police Department
  • John Russell, Essex County Sheriff's Department
  • John Coulon, R.S. Health Agent, Topsfield Board of Health
  • Volunteers:
  • Gracia Clemson
  • Doran Donovan
  • Carol Hayes
  • Kathleen Hill
  • Dick Gandt
  • Fr. Michael Medas
  • Richard Smith

Contact Information:

  • Phone: Topsfield Council on Aging: 978-887-1523

Description:

The Topsfield TRIAD Council is a partnership focused on Seniors. It includes a group of volunteer seniors, the Sheriff and District Attorney of Essex County, the Topsfield Police and Fire Chiefs, the Council on Aging, and support services. TRIAD's goal is to improve the quality of life for seniors by helping reduce concerns about their personal and financial safety not only at home, but in the greater community.

For further information about TRIAD in Essex County, please click here. For volunteer opportunities please call the Topsfield Council on Aging: 978-887-1523.

Programs

Shelter-in-Place
Be prepared for events such as a blizzard, hurricane or other situations where one might be confined to their home for several days. Staying in your home is often safer than seeking outside shelter in major disaster events.

Scam Alerts
One is being scammed when one gives important personal and financial information to an individual who has no right to this information. Scammers use the phone, email, and solicitations at one's home. Once the scammer has this information, he can wreck havoc with your personal and financial security.

Clutter
A basement full of file boxes. The attic is overflowing with knickknacks. Closets filled with clothes. Wonderful memories that are never looked at, never worn, but may be used some day! Some day never arrives until events outside of your control force you or others to deal with all this Clutter. Having too much clutter is a safety hazard not only to you, but to those trying to help you in an emergency.

9-1-1 Disability Indicator Form

If you have a disability, please complete the 9-1-1 Disability Indicator Form and give it to the Topsfield Police Department. Then, if there is an emergency, they will know that you have a special need such as oxygen, wheelchair, or other special equipment. click here for form

Operation Concern
Operation Concern is a service provided to the Senior Citizens and disabled residents of Topsfield by the Topsfield Police Department and the Communications Center personnel, in conjunction with the Topsfield Council on Aging. It is voluntary on your part. Just complete a short form, and all you do is call the police department every day before 10:00 am. If you do not call, the PD will come by and check to see that you are ok. click here for form

Volunteer Opportunities

TRIAD has no paid staff. We are all volunteers. Please attend the monthly meetings at the Topsfield Room, Second Floor, Topsfield Library. Your suggestions and input will be very helpful. If there is an area where your expertise can be helpful, volunteer!

Regular Meetings:

  • Fourth Monday of the month, 10:00 am, Topsfield Room, Second Floor, Topsfield Library