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Author: Age NI Enterprises
Published on 07 September 2013 12:30 PM

A recent survey* found that over one in ten people aged 55 and over felt that they couldn’t live without their gardens!

At this time of year, there’s plenty to enjoy outdoors with late flowering blooms and the changing colour of the landscape.  Being older or needing extra support shouldn’t deter people from spending time outside. For anyone who is concerned or would like the reassurance of knowing they can stay in touch in the garden, technology can help. Other useful tips to make the most of time spent outdoors include:

  1. Ensure your garden is well lit - this can help prevent trips and falls
  2. Electrical equipment should never be used in wet weather
  3. Avoid the garden when slippery from autumn rain
  4. If you’re unsure about tackling a job in the garden, always call in the professionals
  5. Carry a mobile phone or personal alarm device with you when outside

David Knocker, Age NI Enterprises, commented, ‘Many people will be getting into their gardens to appreciate the last, lingering days of heat and to enjoy the arrival of autumn.  A personal alarm can help give older people peace of mind that they are safe when in the garden.

‘A personal alarm device will provide users with the reassurance that should anything happen there is always help and assistance at hand should it ever be required. The Age NI Personal Alarm Service provides service 24/7 and enables those in later life to live on their own and retain their independence, whatever the season.’

To find out more about the products and services offered by Age NI Enterprises call 0808 100 4545 or visit the office at 10 College Street, Belfast. More information is also available on our Age NI Personal Alarm Service page.

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.

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575