Promoting safety for seniors

Promoting safety for seniors
Read about the variety of programs run by Council to promote the safety of seniors at home or out in the community. Promoting Safety Seniors canterbury bankstown We run a variety of programs to promote the safety of seniors at home or out in the community, including smoke alarm battery replacement program, safety talks, and safer driving workshops.  

​​​​​The following programs are run to promote the safety of seniors at home or out in the community.​

2021 Seniors Safety Seminar

Take part in this FREE event and learn new things about:

  • Home and fire safety;
  • Seniors rights and the law;
  • Fraud and crime prevention;
  • Finances and the law;
  • Dementia and elder abuse;
  • Healthy living and nutrition; and
  • Staying socially active.

There will also be opportunities to participate in fun activities such as zumba and tai chi.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided. Registrations are essential, so secure your spot today.

  • When: Tuesday 15 June
  • Time: 9.30am-1.35pm
  • Where: The Grand Ballroom, Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown
  • Register here or call 9789 9594

Home fire safety

Fire and Rescue NSW can provide a FREE home Safety Visit, where you'll get helpful tips and have checks done to ensure you have a working smoke alarm.  If you currently don't have an alarm, firefighters will install a long-life battery-powered smoke alarm, as well as replace existing alarm batteries at no cost.  

You will have an opportunity to discuss your fire escape plan and learn about:

  • Cooking fire safety;
  • Heaters and open fires;
  • Common electrical safety;
  • Barbecues and LPG cylinders; and
  • Bedroom heating and wheat bags.  

For more information, or to book in a FREE Fire Safety Visit, go to fire.nsw.gov.au/Visits

In an emergency always call 000

​Safety Talks for Seniors Groups

Seniors Groups can request a safety talk for their members which will include information from local police on how to avoid crime at home, over the phone or out in your neighbourhood. These talks also include information from our Road Safety Officer on how to look after your safety as a pedestrian and while driving a car. They are presented in partnership with NSW Police.

Safer Driving Workshops for Seniors

Most years, as part of our Seniors Week program, we offer our always popular safer driving workshop for seniors which includes tips for maintaining driving skills later in life, the latest information on changes to NSW road rules and the opportunity for an on-road driving assessment by a qualified driving instructor.​

​​​​Contact

For more information, call our Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000