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.  

​​​​​We run a variety of programs and workshops promoting safety for seniors on a range of topics. Join us in our insightful events and gain the peace of mind you deserve.

Seniors Safety and Wellbeing Seminar

Join us on Wednesday 15 June, at Canterbury Leagues Club for Canterbury Bankstown Council's Seniors Safety and Wellbeing Seminar 2022. 

As a senior, feeling safe in your community is of upmost importance. Come along and learn about your rights, healthy living, fraud prevention techniques and much more. Morning tea and lunch provided.

 Registrations are essential! 

Register Here or call or call 9707 9464.

​For more information or to register your interest for upcoming seminars, click here.

Scam & Fraud Awareness

We live in a great community. Unfortunately, opportunistic scams may catch people off guard. Be aware of scams and fraudulent behaviour and know how you can keep your details safe. For more, click here.

The eSafety Commission can provide a range of resources and information geared towards seniors on how to navigate the online world. For more,  click here.

Home fire safety

Fire and Rescue NSW can provide a FREE home Safety Visit. 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. They will also 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 the Fire and Rescue NSW website.

In an emergency always call 000

​Safety Talks for Seniors Groups

Seniors Groups can request a safety talk for their members from our Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officers to get the latest information on how to avoid crime at home, over the phone or out in the community. These talks also include information from our Road Safety Officer on how to look after your safety as a pedestrian or while driving a car. 

For more information or to register your interest for upcoming seminars, click here.

Road Safety

Canterbury Bankstown Council Runs FREE workshops to support senior pedestrians and drivers. Contact our Road Safety Officer on  9789 9568 for more information and to book. 

  • Safer Driving Workshops for Seniors: These sessions aim to update your knowledge on road rules, and help you better prepare for the older driver licensing assessment.
  • Walking Safely Presentations: These can be arranged for groups who wish to have a speaker discuss practical ways to be a safer pedestrian. 

Car Safety and Restraints

Laws surrounding child seat restraints can come as quite a surprise to grandparents and older carers. If you want help figuring out if the child car seat in your car is safe to protect little ones, or if you need the seat installed properly, please click here to make an appointment with an approved child restraint fitter and find out more information on how we can assist you..

For further details click here.

Community Safety e-Newsletter

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Contact

For more information, call our Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000 or email communitysafety@cbcity.nsw.gov.au