Seniors safety program announced

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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In hopes of helping low-income seniors and seniors who have been victimized by break and enters, the provincial government unveiled a new program this week.

The Seniors’ First Safety program was launched during an open house in Regina by government relations minister Jim Reiter.

"Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home," Reiter said in a release. "Vulnerable seniors will benefit from increased security through these targeted home safety assessments and installation of home safety equipment at no charge to them."

The program offers a free home safety assessment, safety equipment and installation. Eligible items include deadbolts, door views, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and smoke alarm batteries.

Those eligible are 65 years of age or older and either have an annual household net income of $35,000 or less or have been victimized by a break and enter or home invasion in the past.

More information on the program can be found online, at www.seniorsecurity.gov.sk.ca. 

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