Safety support for Queenstown seniors
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.