Safety sup­port for Queen­stown se­niors

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

Wakatipu Se­nior Cit­i­zens were schooled up on the lat­est ways to keep safe at a spe­cial safety and aware­ness pre­sen­ta­tion in Queen­stown on Fri­day. Queen­stown Po­lice Sergeant Kate Pirovano gave el­derly res­i­dents tips on how to keep safe around their homes and out in pub­lic, urg­ing them not to leave hand­bags on the seats of cars or in su­per­mar­ket trol­leys or leave any valu­ables vis­i­ble for op­por­tunist thieves. Sim­ple mea­sures such as plant­ing prickly bushes un­der their win­dows could also act as a de­ter­rent to of­fend­ers. Res­i­dents should never be con- cerned that that may be ‘‘both­er­ing’’ po­lice as po­lice would rather be called to noth­ing than not at all. St John Am­bu­lance car­ing caller co-or­di­na­tor An­nette Seddon was also on hand to in­form se­niors about the new car­ing caller, free gift of friend­ship sys­tem, re­cently in­tro­duced to the Wakatipu.

Whoto call: Front from left, Sylvia Mc­Der­mott, Sergeant Kate Pirovano and Noe­lene Kennedy join, back from

left, Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil emer­gency man­age­ment

of­fi­cer Jon Mitchell, St John care call­ing co-or­di­na­tor An­nette Seddon and Stu Ide from the Fire Ser­vice on

Red Nose Day on Fri­day.

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