Attacks Threaten Safety For Elderly
Summer is a good time to be aware of safety for elderly. Seniors like to get out more and go shopping and walking. But it is good to time to be reminded, there's a lot of predators out there looking to take advantage of the elderly. As Amanda Christman writes:
"By AMANDA CHRISTMAN (Staff Writer) ERIC CONOVER/Staff Photographer Hazleton police Lt. John Leonard, right, answers a question from Tony Cruz of Hazleton on Tuesday at the Greater Hazleton Senior Citizen Center. Leonard held a seminar about staying ...Standard Speaker"
As Amanda writes in her article:
Just two weeks earlier, Girard, 82, was a victim. On May 15, she left the East Mine Street center around 3:30 p.m. and a man approached her from behind. He pushed her against a car, then grabbed at the handbag hanging from her arm.
So if you are a senior or a caregiver, now is a good time to refresh all safety precautions. Use good common sense and don't go out alone. Don't carry a purse. Practice good safety for elderly.