ZACHARY, LA — Folks in Zachary are helping to protect their senior citizens.
Zachary Manor is the first nursing home in the city to be part of the Senior CrimeStoppers program.
The program encourages people to call into a toll free number to report elder abuse. It also gives a lockbox to seniors in nursing homes where they can keep their valuables. Seniors believe the program will help them stay safe.
More than 1,000 nursing homes throughout the state are part of Senior Crimestoppers.
If you need to report elder abuse, the number is 1-800-590-5850.