Fair Park Senior Center would like to thank local law enforcement. As busy as the officers are, they are always willing to take the time for the Fair Park Seniors. Over the last four years, both city and county have both conducted numerous educational classes for the Senior Police Academy, hosted by the Fair Park Senior Center. All the seniors have really enjoyed talking one on one with the officers, and hearing their experience with the crime in the county. Each week different officers, topics, issues and branch of law were discussed.
This year, the Crossville City Police Department held their classes at the City Police Department. Some of the highlights the seniors enjoyed were seeing the various kinds of equipment and weapons used, including the SWAT team with their unit vehicle. Each student received a T-shirt, which says "I survived the Senior Police Academy" and a nice meal.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department held a mock trail, which was conducted by the district attorney’s office and the officers. The seniors also received a tour of the county jail and 911 communications center.
Everyone’s favorite officers were the four-legged kind. Demonstrations held by each agencies’ K-9 unit division, with attack and drug search dogs, which always put on a good show.
All the senior students always hate to see the classes come to an end, as each one receives a certificate at completion. The classes were sponsored by Kroger. There will be another class held sometime this fall.
This Friday at the center House of Hope representative Denise Melton will be doing a presentation on the children in the county who are victims of the drug war in this county.
Attorney Ben Kilgrow of the Aging Services for the Upper Cumberlands based out of Cookeville will be at the senior center to meet privately and council with seniors on issues that concern them Tuesday, July 29. Sign up for your time at the front desk.
Computer Windows 8 computer classes are being held each week both at the senior center and also at the Discovery Center at Fairfield Glade with instructor Scott Bruton of Computer Ministries. Call today to learn more and sign up for a class. Educational classes are sponsored by Hood Funeral Home.
The Fair Senior Center is for all seniors 55-plus and is at 1433 Livingston Rd. across from the Fairgrounds. Call them at 484-7416 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit www.fairparkseniorcenter.org.