Hanover-Ashland TRIAD Adopt-A-Senior Program
The Adopt-A-Senior Program is a TRIAD-sponsored program, a joint venture involving the Hanover County Sheriff's Office, Ashland Police Department, AARP and Hanover County government departments, human service agencies, civic groups as well as older adults. The intent of the program is to provide additional support and reassurance for older adults with special needs. Targeted for participation are individuals or couples aged 60 and over who live alone and have limited mobility or medical problems which renders them home bound, and whom have limited family or social support.

The Adopt-A-Senior program is intended to be one element of a supportive array of services within the community that assist older citizens to enjoy life as independently and with the greatest degree of dignity as possible.
The Adopt-A-Senior program is established to strengthen communication and cooperation among the law enforcement community, seniors and state and local agencies in order to maximize the use of available resources. Through regular contact or visitation from observant and compassionate law enforcement personnel isolated older adults will gain additional reassurance, social support, crime prevention assistance, monitoring and service referrals.

Referrals or requests for participation in the Adopt-A-Senior program are accepted from 3rd parties such as human service agencies, extended family members, neighbors and friends as well as from the older adults themselves. All requests must be in writing, either in the form of a letter or a completed Adopt-A-Senior Application Form (PDF).

Letters of request must include name, address, and phone number of the Senior, along with a brief summary of the situation warranting the regular visitation or contact of an Adopt-A-Senior Officer. Emergency contact information and medical information are also required along with the contact information of the referring party. Such requests or applications should be forwarded to the attention of the TRIAD representative for the Ashland Police Department or the Hanover County Sheriff's Office as determined by the jurisdiction of the Senior.