The presentation, delivered by Budget Direct’s Home Building and Quality Performance Manager Michael Jeynes and Auto & General’s Community Manager Gerry O’Shaughnessy, provided residents with practical strategies to improve their safety and security.
Seasons Caloundra’s community manager Tammy said that the home security morning prompted many residents to think about the home security precautions they should be taking to keep them safe and protected.
“The general feedback from our seniors was that it was an interesting reminder about security requirements in this ‘day and age’. It even made some of our residents aware that they don’t have contents insurance and reminded those with scooters to ensure they have these listed and insured,” said Tammy.
While Seasons residents enjoy the security of living in a gated community with security cameras installed many residents found that they may have become too relaxed about their personal security habits.
Lew and Denise Huth said that living in a community setting may have contributed to them becoming less vigilant about their home and personal safety.
“We learnt that our ‘it won’t happen to me’ line of thinking needed changing,” said Lew.
“Since the presentation, if for any reason I have to put down a key in a different place from usual, I make a conscious effort to remember where I put it.”
Another resident Peter Bray said he learnt to be more protective of his credit card and personal information.
“I learnt not to be so trusting with using my credit card for over the phone purchases,” said Peter.
Budget Direct offered Seasons residents the following tips to keep themselves safe in their home and around the community.
For more tips to keep you safe, read expert tips on senior safety at home.