Magazine article Work & Family Life

Shopping Safety Tips for Elders

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Shopping Safety Tips for Elders

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OIder people are increasingly singled out as prime targets for robbery, assault or carjacking. nere arC some tips from Corrections Deputy Sheriff C. J. Scott of the San Diego County Sheriffs Office. Make sure that vour older relatives (and you too) follow them when you go to the grocery store or the shopping mail.

Do as many errands as possible before noon. You are safer then because, for the most part, people who carry out petty thefts and personal assaults don't usually "work" early in the morning. If you must be out before sunrise or after sunset, park and walk in well-lighted areas only.

Even though it may take longer to get a parking spot up front. it's worth avoiding the more distant areas where older people are expected to park because the spaces are easier to get into. In addition, when you are closer to store entrances, security personnel, employees and others can more easily keep an eye on you.

Shop at stores where you feel comfortable asking for help carrying groceries, a small package or just walking you to your car. …

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