Here are some needed reminders
Question: How much time does it take to prepare for a catastrophe?
Answer: 21 Weeks.
What **! Well, you are probably part way there. This resource from the American Red Cross is pretty comprehensive: pets, floods to medical emergencies, point of view for seniors and those with pets. It’s never to soon to prepare.
Out and about? Here are things NOT TO DO on public WiFI (according to AARP)
- Don’t access your email, online bank or credit card accounts using public Wi-Fi
- Watch out for fake Wi-Fi at coffee shops, hotels – make sure you are signing into the official Wi-Fi site.
- Don’t let your mobile devise automatically connect to a nearby Wi-Fi.
- Don’t surf using an unknown public network if the website requires sensitive information – like online shopping.
AARP offers these tips to reduce the increasing fraud against seniors.
Which brings up our LBPD Senior Safety Tips: Be Alert, Cautious and Self-Confident. Here are the highlights
- At home – keep smoke detectors installed and operational in all sleeping rooms (yes, that includes your living-room if you are sleeping there)
- Never give out information over the phone esp. that you are alone. Never let someone you don’t know into your house.
- When you go out – secure your residence, leave a light on. Try to walk with someone, keep valuable close to your body, carry as little cash as needed.