Seniors Safety Program
The Bridgewater Police Service believes that seniors are an integral part of our community, entitled to live in dignity and security, free of exploitation and abuse. While many seniors are active members of society, there are those that are vulnerable to crime and abuse because of poor health, low literacy, lack of independence, or age-related disabilities.
The government of Nova Scotia’s departments of Seniors and Justice have provided funding to numerous communities, including Lunenburg County, for Seniors Safety programs.
The goals of the Lunenburg County Seniors Safety program are:
- To reduce the fear of crime so seniors feel safe in their own homes and communities
- To educate seniors about personal safety including elder abuse, falls prevention, safe banking, fraud, internet safety, and home security
- To promote independence by giving seniors the information and resources they need to remain in their own homes
- To provide opportunities for seniors to discuss issues important to them
- To advocate for seniors’ needs in the larger community, particularly amongst businesses and service agencies
- To improve the quality of life for seniors
We will achieve these goals by talking with seniors in their homes, through the churches and social clubs, community organizations, and senior residences. We will also learn more about safety issues of concern to seniors by conducting a survey, which will provide us baseline information about seniors’ fear of crime, the safety issues that concern them the most, and the way they would like the police service to communicate with them.
For program information Please contact our coordinator.
Phone: (902) 543-3567