Pendant alarms for elderly people are an established way to keep people safe. They work in the following way:
Step #1 Press your personal alarm button
Step #2 Your alarm button connects to a two-way speech unit located in your home (usually in the hall or bedroom)
Step #3 Trained monitoring centre staff will talk to you through the two-way speech unit. Even if you are some distance away they can often hear you. If you have fallen or need help for any reason, they will call one of your key-holders or the emergency services to check on you.
Remember that everyday tasks which we take for granted become more difficult or even hazardous in severe weather yet by taking some simple steps you can reduce the impact of such events.
During periods of severe weather, it is important to obtain the latest information by listening to the weather information and weather warnings from Met Eireann usually delivered during the weather forecast.
To avail of this useful information please visit the site www.winterready.ie which includes the “Be Winter Ready Booklet”
The evening started off with Michael Monaghan Solicitor, Sligo giving an informative and detailed summary of the importance of making a Will. (click video link ) https://youtu.be/X_tVe7zIUjM
Other speakers on the night were Vansessa Clarke talking on behalf of Fair Deal
Kieran O’Doherty from Homecare Pharmacy was speaking about the products and services on offer from Homecare Pharmacy and the types of injuries and ailments they cater for.
Louise McKeever from RSA (Road Safety Authority) gave a presentation outlining the importance of hi-vis tops for pedestrians and cyclists to motorists on our roads and paths.
Wayne from Care Direct briefly talked about personal alarms and took questions at the Care Direct information stand which displayed the personal alarm equipment.
Jon Jameson was in attendance to discuss the befriending service offered by Social Services.
And after a tea break we had Mr Majestic entertaining the crowd with magic and comedy followed by a raffle!
For more information and filling out the application form. visit www.thinkahead.ie