Articles tagged with: Safety Tips

Ten Ways to Protect Senior Citizens from Scams

Posted by: The Bristal

According to a recent survey referenced in AARP’s Bulletin for January-February 2016, American senior citizens lose an aggregate $12.76 billion a year to criminal fraud. Clearly, scammers are having success in targeting the elderly. There are many steps you can take, however, to protect yourself and senior family members from becoming marks. Below are ten suggestions:

1. Sign up to receive AARP’s free Watchdog Alerts.These email alerts arm you with information about the latest scams so you can be on guard.
2. Use Caller ID. Do not answer calls from unknown or unidentified numbers. Some scammers … read more

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Winter Safety Tips for Senior Citizens

Posted by: The Bristal

Planning and preparing for the winter months is one of the best ways to prevent an injury or illness. Senior citizens are at increased risk for a variety of problems ranging from depression to hypothermia, slip and fall accidents or vitamin D deficiency. As the new year begins, these tips can help keep you and the senior you love safe.

Avoid Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

The ice and snow that winter brings can be especially hazardous for older adults who may be a little less steady on their feet. A few of the best ways to prevent falls include:

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Safety Tips to Remember when Exercising

Posted by: The Bristal

If you’ve started exercising and taking part in outdoor activities, it’s important to remember to take safety seriously. Whether you walk, hike, swim or bike, participate safely. Here are some tips to remember.

Keep Your Environment Safe

• Take an ID and cellphone with you when exercising outdoors.

• Keep headphone volume turned low so you can hear someone approach from behind.

• Tell others where you’re going and when you’ll be back.

• Alter your bicycling or walking times or routes occasionally so as not to be predictable to criminals.

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Senior Citizen Drivers: Exercise Improves Challenges

Posted by: The Bristal

As the number of adults over the age of 65 continues to climb, the average age of drivers on our roads today climbs too. Contrary to popular belief, the risk in having more older drivers on the roads isn’t that they cause harm to other drivers or pedestrians. According to the Institute for Highway Safety, older drivers have fewer accidents that cause harm to others than teenagers do. Older drivers are more likely to have an accident where they harm themselves.

A recent study released from MIT AgeLab and The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence shed light on the … read more

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