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Safety for Seniors – To Protect You

 

This is a new program area that is in the process of development. We want to ensure that our members are prepared for emergencies, to be smart and informed about dangers to older adults, and are always aware of local issues and concerns. The “Safety for Seniors” program will be introduced in Fall, 2019. It will eventually include the following components.

 

A Fall Prevention Course
“A Matter of Balance” is a tested course curriculum that teaches older adults why falls occur, how to fall, and how to prevent falls from happening. The reality is that, when armed with this knowledge, many falls don’t need to happen at all. This free eight-session course will be taught in four weeks (two sessions each week) at the Benicia Community Center beginning in September 2019.

 

A Safety Assessment

It is easy to become so accustomed to our home environments that we are unaware that they might include some unsafe areas. A certified safety home inspector will be available to assess Carquinez Village members’ home environments, note any unsafe concerns, and make recommendations for our homes’ increased safety. These free assessments will be available beginning in September 2019.

 

Benicia Alert System
We want to ensure that all Carquinez Village members are registered with their local community alert system. It is critical to be connected and to receive their alerts in times of emergency.

 

Emergency Preparedness
Carquinez Village will host periodic programs provided by Benicia’s Fire Department and will provide support to enable our members to prepare as much as possible for the eventuality of an emergency. These assessments will be phased in beginning in Fall, 2019.

 

Staying Clear of Scams and Crime
Carquinez Village will host periodic programs provided by Benicia’s Police Department that will cover safety in and around our homes, how to avoid scams, and being smart so that we’re not victimized by fraud. These will be phased in beginning in Fall, 2019.

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