The 13 members attending the meeting introduced themselves to Schaefer who said the elderly are no more at risk from crime than other section of society, Handouts with tips presented to the group including secure your doors and windows before going to bed and when not at home; install dead bolt locks; install good exterior lighting; keep hedges trimmed; don’t keep large amounts of money in your home; and avoid carrying large amount of money.
Schaefer also warned the group to never give out personal details such as credit care information to strangers who come to your door, call, or send sweepstakes prizes in the mail.
Other tips include ensuring that your street address is easily visible, which allows emergency personnel to find your home quickly.
When leaving town for more than two days, contact the police department in advance to schedule home security checks.
Home safety is very important, pay attention to home issues and improve the areas that need improvement. Questions were answered and the speaker was presented with a gift. Door prizes were also awarded.
“Anyone living with diabetes is welcome to join us at Refugio Memorial hospital classroom the third Monday of every other month,” said Becky Garza.
When a member brings a family member or friend to the next meeting, you will be awarded a prize.