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TRIAD a success

The recent Minnesota wide TRIAD (A three-way parentership between area seniors, law enforcement professionals and the community as a whole) conference held in Baxter at the Arrowhead Lodge was a marvelous example of cooperation! Not only the cooperation inherent in TRIAD with law enforcement, community groups and senior citizens working together, but the cooperation of the entire lakes area community shown by the sponsorships and support that helped put on the largest ever TRIAD state wide conference.

Sponsorships by local entities including Good Samaritan Society, Essentia St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Good Neighbors, and Home Instead Senior Care, allowed Crow Wing TRIAD to keep costs low while bringing in superb speakers.

There are TRIAD organizations in 20 counties in Minnesota and 18 of those counties were represented in the 130 community, seniors, and professionals who participated.

Attendee surveys came back with consistent comments of, “Wow!” “Best ever!” “Great speakers, great site, great area!”

The Crow Wing County TRIAD spent over a year putting this conference together and with the help of community businesses, area groups, and local performers and artists it was a resounding success.

A special thank you to Pequot Lakes artist Jerry Radike, whose major donation of works had people drooling over the door prize gift baskets.

Again, thanks to all who made this 2012 state wide conference a success!

Peggy Blean Boots

TRIAD Committee Co-Chair

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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