Thursday, September 30, 2010

Great Customer Testimonial

Lee from Clarkston, MI: “I called Guardian this morning and your team was able to get a medical alarm installed for my mother Dorothy today! We chose Guardian because I was able to talk directly to someone and I’m glad we did because your installer Harvey has a terrific work ethic. Thanks to everyone who made this happen so quickly.”

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Poisoning suspected in deaths of elderly couple

Residents are urged to inspect furnaces

Detroit police suspect an elderly couple may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning, but they are waiting for autopsy results, police spokeswoman Sgt. Eren Stephens said.

Read more: Poisoning suspected in deaths of elderly couple Detroit Free Press

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Detroit Police to host elderly safety workshop

By CECIL ANGEL - Free Press Staff Writer

The Detroit Police Department is hosting a safety workshop today to inform the city’s elderly residents about how they can stay safe from those who would harm and rob them and others who would prey on them through scams.

Read more: Detroit Police to host elderly safety workshop Detroit Free Press

Monday, September 13, 2010

Senior Citizens Lead Nation in at Least One Important Health Statistic – Not Smoking

Seniors much less likely to smoke than younger people; smoking decline stalled; half of children exposed to secondhand smoke

Sept. 13, 2010 – Too often the health statistics have senior citizens leading all age groups with the worst statistics, but that is not so in the latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seniors – U.S. citizens age 65 and older – are much less likely to be cigarette smokers than are younger people.
According to the report, the number of adult smokers dropped between 2000 and 2005, but smoking has remained at about 20-21 percent since 2005. Only about 9.5 percent of senior citizens, however, are still smokers.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Seniors to join in crime fighting

Fairfield County program links elderly to law enforcement
Friday, September 10, 2010 02:52 AM
By Mary Beth Lane
LANCASTER, Ohio — Senior citizens in Fairfield County are being asked to join law enforcement in a new program intended to prevent crimes against the elderly and help solve crimes quicker.
Local police and the sheriff, elder-protection workers and senior citizens announced the Triad program yesterday.
It is part of a nationwide effort to connect police departments and sheriff’s offices with the elderly in crime prevention and crime-solving.
Licking and Ross counties have Triad programs; Knox and Pickaway counties are discussing joining them.
The idea is to get law enforcement and the elderly together regularly to discuss topics such as home-repair scams, telemarketer fraud and other financial exploitation, burglaries and elder abuse.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Even senior citizens can benefit from weight training

When many people think of weightlifting or strength training they picture young, athletic men and women powering up barbells and dumbbells. But did you know that weightlifting, also known as strength training, can greatly benefit people into their 80s and even 90s?