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Elderly members of a community may need extra help from the neighborhood watch program. Offer your help with setting their home security system or replacing bulbs for exterior yard lighting.
Check with your neighbors to see if they have any physical ailments or disabilities that require extra help. Elderly people are often targets of crime and community groups need to do more to help them be secure in their homes. Their houses should be priorities on police and watch patrols.
If you have any injuries or disabilities that you feel may affect your safety let your local watch leader know. Have the control panel for your security system installed in a place that is easy for you to get to quickly and consider using key chain and medical alert remotes. These allow instant communication with alarm companies.
Communities are often made up of people from all walks of life. This includes the young, elderly, large families and single people, etc. Each comes with different lifestyles and needs. Part of a neighborhood watch's goal is to help community members get to know each other, their concerns and their needs.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|