Friday, September 29, 2017

Be Safe in Your Home

To Your Health’s next presentation, “Be Safe in Your Home,” will be held on Thursday, October 12, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the West Parish Congregational Church in Bethel. In this interactive presentation, Jackie Cressy will address two areas of concern: falls prevention and fire safety. Participants will become more aware of the common causes of falls and fires in the home and learn about easy changes to make their homes much safer.

Participants will also have an opportunity to request installation of free smoke detectors for their homes, courtesy of the Maine Red Cross and area fire departments in Newry, Greenwood, Woodstock and Bethel, with the assistance of trained local volunteers. Jackie said many materials for this presentation are provided through the National Fire Protection’s “Remembering When Program.” She will be assisted by Brie Weisman, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, who will be available to answer questions about home safety.

Be sure to check out the “Adaptive Tool Kit” that will be on display, courtesy of the Age Friendly Community Initiative. There are tools and gadgets especially selected to make it easier to stay in one’s home.

This program is sponsored as a community service by To Your Health of Western Mountains Senior College with the collaboration of Bethel Family Health Center and MSAD#44/Continuing Education. The public is invited and admission is free. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call R. Tifft at 824-2053.