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LeeAnne Tucker
Land of Sky Regional Council


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What is TRIAD?

TRIAD is a national partnership among law enforcement, older adults, and those providing services to seniors. TRIAD's focus is to reduce the criminal victimization of older citizens. They work to decrease unwarranted fear of crime and improve the safety and quality of life for seniors. See our Calendar of Upcoming Events.

Who are the TRIAD partners?

Buncombe County - Asheville Fire Department, Asheville Police Department, Buncombe County DSS, Buncombe County Older Adults, Buncombe County Sheriff's Department, Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc., Land of Sky Regional Council, NC Highway Patrol, and various other community partners. More partners are welcome - and needed.

Henderson County - Council on Aging for Henderson County, DSS Henderson County Adult Protective Services, Fletcher Police Department, Hendersonville Police Department, Henderson County Sheriff's Department, Laurel Park Police Department, HOPE RX, Land of Sky Regional Council, Pharmacies, Elder Law Attorneys, Hospital Home Health, Senior Service Providers and Non-Profits, Banks, Insurance Companies, In-Home Care, Assisted Living Facilities. More partners are welcome, and needed.

Transylvania County - Law enforcement, Edward Jones, Land of Sky Regional Council, Department of Social Services, WCCA/Silvermont Opportunity Center, Walgreens, Mountain Neighbors Network.


  • Western North Carolina's older population is growing rapidly. Most older persons live at home, many alone.
  • Preventing victimization through information and support can make a significant difference.
  • Only by working together can law enforcement, social services, and community leaders protect our valued seniors.

What can TRIAD do?

  • TRIAD will sponsor educational outreach to inform seniors of frauds, scams, exploitation and abuse as well as reassurance and assistance programs.
  • When other organizations join in the TRIAD activities, area seniors can do a better job of protecting themselves, their families, neighbors and friends.

What results?

  • Older persons will get to know those who serve and protect them.
  • Professionals will deal more effectively with elder issues.
  • Trust levels will increase, and older adults will feel safer.
  • Seniors who participate in the process will contribute to the success of TRIAD.

Avoid Scams

Protect Yourself! Scammers often try to rush you into making a decision or try to scare you to get what they want. Don't fall for their tricks!! Never give out personal or account information to people you don't know and trust.

Below are two brochures on the different types of scams and how to identify them. Help keep your community safe, report suspicious calls and emails. Not sure what to do? Dial 2-1-1.

Buncombe County Brochure

Reporting a Scam in Buncombe County
Asheville Police Department 828.252.1110
Biltmore Forest Police Department 828.274.0822
Black Mountain Police Department 828.669.6437
Buncombe County Sheriff's Office 828.255.5555
Weaverville Police Department 828.645.5700
Woodfin Police Department 828.253.4887

Henderson County Brochure

Reporting a Scam in Henderson County
Fletcher Police Department 828.687.7922
Laurel Park Police Department 828.692.9399
Hendersonville Police Department 828.697.3025
Henderson County Sheriff's Office 828.697.4911
Forward Suspicious Email reportscams@hendersoncountync.org
Not sure what to do? Call Council on Aging for Henderson County 828.692.4203

Transylvania County Brochure

Reporting a Scam in Transylvania County
Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office 828.884.3169
Brevard Police Department 828.883.2212