Safe Seniors Project
enters second phase
THE first phase of the Safe Seniors Project to make the homes of elderly residents more secure is well underway – 50 applicants have been accepted for funding to improve home safety.
The second phase of the project is now open for applicants, who have until Friday, August 31, to apply for funding.
Right: Lions Club volunteers, Sondra and Barry Green . . . assessing the homes of seniors.
“Safe Seniors provides practical, hands-on advice and support in the areas of making your house secure from theft, fire and safer for the residents,” says Mayor of Cowra, Bill West.
The scheme involves Cowra police providing training to Rotary and Lions Club members to allow assessment of private homes for security and safety measures.
“Volunteers have begun assessing homes and the security upgrades are currently being conducted by local business.
“We are very grateful to our Lions and Rotary volunteers who are well trained and show great professionalism and enthusiasm.
“This is the first time a project of this kind has been run and is a fantastic initiative for Cowra,” says Cr West.
Left: Lions Club volunteer Tony Smith . . . another assessor for the Safe Seniors Project.
“It is being funded under a grant from the Australian Government,” the Mayor says.
“So far the project is proving to be very successful and many homes will benefit with upgraded security measures.”
Phase Two is to be the final phase for the Safe Seniors project in Cowra. Application forms are available from Cowra Shire Council or may be downloaded at www.cowraregion.com.au.
Call project officer Lil Wilson on 0477 081 424 for further information.