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Triad wins grant for Lifeline

The Mathews Community Foundation awarded a grant to Mathews County Triad at Tuesday’s Seniors Fall Health Fair. Mathews County Triad, a partnership of the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office and seniors in the community, is dedicated to the health and safety of Mathews’ seniors, said a press release.

The $2,500 grant will help fund Triad’s Lifeline Project, which provides Riverside Medical Alerts to Mathews seniors. The medical alert is a personal alarm system for seniors who live alone. It comes in the form of either a necklace or a wristband and will alert the fire department, rescue squad or police when activated. Each medical alert incurs a monthly subscription fee, and this grant will provide the device for one year to approximately seven of the 30 low-income seniors who currently wear it.

The Mathews Community Foundation works closely with non-profits to assess their needs, said the release, adding that in awarding the grant to Triad, the foundation acknowle...

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