Mar 6, 2012 :
Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Homebound Senior Citizens
Fire and Fall Prevention Program Offers Home-based Presentation to West Hartford Homebound Senior Citizens
Each year, approximately 7,000 older adults, age 65 and older, die in the U.S. as a result of home falls. An additional 1,000 die in their homes from fires or burns.
The Remembering When program, developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teaches older adults to protect themselves from fires and falls through trivia quizzes, humor, and nostalgic interactive games. The focus is fun, but the safety messages are serious. Representatives from the West Hartford Fire Dept. and Department of Human & Leisure Services have been trained by NFPA and will offer the program to West Hartford homebound elders through scheduled visits in their homes. This service is offered free of charge.
To schedule a 40-minute presentation in your home or for a loved one, please call Susan Huleatt, Human Services Manager, at 860-561-7578.