Senior Safe Highlander Event helps people feel safe at home

A free information day aimed at people over 55 years of age will take place in Dingwall Academy on Thursday 16 April from 10:30am to 2:30pm.  

Organised by The Highland Council and Police Scotland with assistance from Age Scotland and RCOP Highland the objective of the “Senior Safe Highlander Event” is to provide information and advice to older people about staying safe in their homes.  

Event organiser, Mandy Macleman, Highland Council’s Tenant Participation Officer said: “The day will include informative and helpful presentations by a number of speakers on a variety of topics including doorstep crime and bogus callers; crime prevention in the home; drama; scams; Tai Chi; and Silverline. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and have their say.  

“There will also be around 25 stallholders from many organisations providing information and advice on health, care and support, financial and legal, personal safety and housing matters.  

Community Safety Officer, PC Gary Dick said: "In the past few weeks, Police Scotland has been promoting Operation Mondarda, which aims to raise awareness of bogus callers and doorstep crime. Incidents of this nature can have a devastating impact on those who it affects, especially when it happens to the more vulnerable members of our community. 

"As part of ongoing multi-agency work, the Senior Safe Highlander event continues to provide information to local people and Police Scotland will aim to be there on the day to provide advice to those who seek to attend, helping to keep people safe." 

Booking is essential for this free event - at which lunch will be provided. To book a place phone 01349 868467.

14 Apr 2015