101 Town Center, P.O. Box 5655, Bella Vista, AR 72714 (479)876-1255

Bella Vista Senior Safety Academy set for Oct. 9

The Bella Vista Police Department, in conjunction with the Benton County S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together), invite you to attend the annual Senior Safety Academy, a free event set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd.

While there is no cost to attend, participants are asked to call 479-855-0272 to register.

The event will kick off with a light breakfast provided by Sources Community Services. Throughout the day, speakers will present on various topics, including the Bella Vista Fire Department’s Community Paramedic Program, scams targeting seniors, identity theft, a panel discussion about local issues by area law enforcement officials, Medicare fraud, prescription drug safety and more. Lunch will be provided at noon by The Meadows.

Vendor booths and door prizes will also be featured, along with mobile emergency units from various agencies throughout the county. Law enforcement personnel will also be present to accept unwanted or expired medications.