Osceola County Camp 911 set for Sept. 9

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REED CITY — Camp 911 (Safe Senior Day) in Osceola County will offer seniors an opportunity to learn safety measures and view demonstrations to help them stay safe in their homes.

The event will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., with presentations beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Reed City Fire Department, located at 523 Morse St. The day is organized by the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for Mecosta, Osceola and Lake Counties.

Camp 911 is a one-day, hands-on learning and safety experience for older citizens free of charge. Scheduled workshops include emergency response, disaster preparedness, ID theft, prescription drug safety and more, as well as demonstrations on Taser guns, using a bullet-proof vest and K-9 pups. Anyone interested in seeing how medication affects driving is invited to take a driving test during Camp 911.

Morning snack and lunch will be provided for all Camp 911 participants. All participants will receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the day. Comfortable clothing and shoes are the recommended attire.

Camp 911 is a collaborative effort among local law enforcement agencies, fire departments, EMS, American Red Cross, emergency managements, senior service providers and senior citizens. It works to develop and implement effective crime prevention and education programs for older community members, and provide activities which focus on both prevention and victim/witness assistance.

For more information or to register for Camp 911, please contact the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at (231) 796-4848. Attendees must pre-register for Camp 911.