“Seniors looking to make their homes more secure can set-up an appointment with our professionally trained technicians who will conduct a security review and make recommendations based on their assessment,” said Stanfield. “Door and window locks, peepholes, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are just some of the items that our technicians can install and instruct the senior on their use and operation.”
Other security and safety items that may be installed free of charge include reflective house numbers, lamp timers, power failure lights and “med-info” packets which provide emergency responders with important medical information about the residents.
“The program is designed to increase residents’ knowledge and safety and make them feel less vulnerable and to educate them on how to not become a victim of crime,” said Undersheriff Bryan Norcross.
“Crime prevention specialists are available to give home security workshops and presentations to clubs, churches, and various civic and community groups,” said Norcross. “These workshops provide seniors with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest frauds and scams.”
“The program serves roughly 300 homes a year for seniors over age 60. To qualify, at least one person in the household must be 60 years of age or older,” said Stanfield. “My department is committed to the safety and security of our senior citizens and we look forward to serving even more residents this year.”
Interested residents should call 609-265-5796 to register. For additional information, go to bit.ly/2kKTkI0
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State Health Insurance Assistance Program. 10 a.m.-noon. Every second and fourth Friday. Walk-ins are welcome.
For seniors seeking guidance with the Medicare system, prescriptions and supplementals.
Burlington County Office on Aging, Human Services Facility, 795 Woodlane Rd., Westampton. For Appointments Call 609-894-9311.
Do you have questions about Medicare, Supplemental Health Insurance or the Part D Prescription Drug Plan? SHIP provides FREE help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who need assistance with their health insurance.
Come on board for free, objective, and confidential help with:
- Medicare Part D
- Medicare Advantage Plans
- Long Term Care Insurance
The State Health Insurance Program trains volunteers to assist clients with Medicare, Supplemental Health Insurance and Part D. If you need assistance, or are interested in finding out how you can become a SHIP counselor, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Extension 1494 at (609) 894-9311 or (856) 222-9311.
Join: Riverfront Senior Citizens at Noon on the Second Wednesday of the month. Meeting and entertainment or games. New members are welcome. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Corner of Jennings and Warren Street, Beverly. 609-386-1318.