Author: Age NI Enterprises
Published on 28 May 2013 03:00 PM
Spring has sprung and for many people, that means getting back into the garden and revitalising flower beds and vegetable patches.
To make the most of your efforts and avoid any mishaps, Age NI Enterprises urges people to take some simple safety precautions in the garden.
Ron Warwick, General Manager at Age NI Enterprises says: ‘Simple, preventative measures like clearing away tools after use, taking extra care when lifting or keeping pathways clear can improve your garden safety.
If you regularly use your garden in the evening, make sure you have sufficient lighting.
‘For extra peace of mind you could keep either a personal alarm or a mobile phone with you. These devices can give you the reassurance that should anything happen while you’re on your own and you need to call for help, support is available at the touch of a button.’
With the Age NI Personal Alarm Service people can get help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It helps older people who live on their own retain their independence, and it also gives family, friends and neighbours peace of mind about their loved ones.
For further information about the Age NI Personal Alarm Service, please contact Age NI Enterprises on freephone 0808 100 4545 or visit 10 College Street, Belfast, BT1 6BT to speak to a colleague in person.
You can also find lots of useful guidance about falls prevention online at www.ageni.org/falls
Age NI Enterprises Limited is an Appointed Representative of Age UK Enterprises Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for insurance mediation.