Mayor's Senior Coffee Addresses Senior Safety

Mayor's Senior Coffee Addresses Senior Safety
Posted on 06/12/2014

Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin will host his annual Summer Senior Coffee on Tuesday, July 1 from 10am to noon at the Orland Park Civic Center.

The presentation will include important information about personal safety for seniors, preventing ruse burglaries, crimes of opportunity and more.

Area seniors are invited for coffee, refreshments and to learn how not to be victims.

Orland Park Trustee James Dodge will moderate the round table discussion.

Featured at the event will be Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy and Orland Park Trustee/Public Safety Committee Chairman Dan Calandriello.

McCarthy has served as Chief of the Police Department since May of 1994. He retired from the United States Secret Service in October of 1993 after 22 years of service. His career included eight years assigned to the Presidential Protective Division in Washington D.C. and 14 years as a criminal investigator in the Chicago Division. Chief McCarthy also served as a special agent in charge of the Chicago Division from 1989 until his retirement in 1993.

Trustee Calandriello holds a law degree from John Marshall Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University, where he served as student government president. The Marist High School alum served as a staff assistant for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC after graduating college. He currently serves as an assistant state’s attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

“Our hope is that more residents will become aware of the types of crimes where seniors are targeted,” said Mayor McLaughlin. “Simply knowing what to look for and how to avoid certain situations can prevent the crimes from occurring.”

“This should be a very pleasant and informative morning for all who plan to attend,” the mayor said.

The Orland Park Civic Center is located at 14750 South Ravinia Avenue. Admission and parking for the senior coffee are free. For more information, call 708/403-6150.