Lee County Sheriff’s Office provides “behind-the-tape” look to The Preserve residents

Residents of The Preserve, a senior living community in Fort Myers, got a first look at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s (LCSO) “Getting to Know Your Lee County Sheriff’s Office” presentation.

The presentation gave residents a “behind-the-tape” look at the history of LCSO, its different departments and more. Crime Prevention Practitioner Victoria Staryk led the inaugural presentation. Included in the presentation were videos from Sheriff Carmine Marceno and photos of LCSO facilities, technology and outreach centers.

At the presentation, 14 residents were present, along with staff and family members. Throughout the presentation, attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and share their personal experiences with LCSO.

“We’re very grateful to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for taking the time to speak to our residents about the people who protect them,” said Ryan Keller, executive director at The Preserve. “Our residents loved learning more about the Sheriff’s Office, especially when it came to the K-9s!”

Through video and verbal presentation, Staryk educated the residents on all aspects of LCSO’s operations, including Sheriff Marceno’s initiatives, the 911 Call Center, the Community Response Unit, the newly launched Road Rage and Street Racing Task Forces and more. Staryk also shared traffic stories and heroic LCSO rescue stories.

“I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to bring LCSO to The Preserve,” said Victoria Staryk, a crime prevention practitioner at Lee County Sheriff’s Office. “I’m happy that my first presentation was with such an engaged and pleasant audience.”

As a follow-up to the first presentation, Staryk returned to The Preserve to educate the community’s staff members on workplace safety, emotional intelligence and the importance of confiding in coworkers.

The Preserve is an amenity-rich senior living community that provides the full continuum of care, located at 14750 Hope Center Loop in Fort Myers. For more information, please visit ThePreserveVOA.org or call 239-264-4400.

About The Preserve

Located at 14750 Hope Center Loop, at the corner of Six Mile Cypress Parkway and Plantation Road, The Preserve offers 75 private skilled nursing suites for senior residents with specialized or advanced health care needs, as well as 21 boutique assisted living apartments and 17 memory support suites. The community serves as a critical resource for post-acute care, offering high-quality medical services, outpatient services, rehabilitative care and social programs. Highly trained staff members and licensed professionals provide continuous medical support and foster a culture of caring and hospitality, creating specialized programs focused on rehabilitative and restorative care. For more information, visit www.ThePreserveVOA.org.

About Volunteers of America National Services

The Preserve is a Volunteers of America National Services (VOANS) community. VOANS is a nonprofit, mission-based organization dedicated to helping those in need to live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, VOANS’s ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America National Services helps almost 1.5 million people in over 400 communities. For more information about Volunteers of America National Services, visit VOANS.org.

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