Category archive for ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ rss

  • Safety tips for the holidays

    Don’t make it easy for “smash & grab” auto thieves. Keep wallets, purses, cell phones, keys, and other tempting items out of sight, if you must leave them in your car. If you’ll need to store valuables in your trunk while you shop, put them there before getting to your destination. Don’t let a thief observe you putting valuables into the trunk.

  • Safety tips to check before taking medications

    Maintain a current list of all your prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary supplements.

  • Safety Tips – Defensive Driving

    Marilyn Gillis writes this column in collaboration with Sun City’s Neighborhood Watch/Neighbors Helping Neighbors Committee.

  • Safety tips for clothes dryers and vent systems

    Approximately 13,000 residential structure fires occur annually as a result of fires originating from clothes dryers. 70 percent of these fires are attributed to “failure to clean.”

  • Safety tips for cooking or grilling

    Unattended cooking is the leading cause of kitchen fires. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen even for a short time, turn off the stove.

  • Safety tips for your purse, wallet, and credit or debit cards

    Make a copy of your current credit and debit cards and note the phone number to report loss or theft. Keep this in a safe place, separate from your credit and debit cards. Update as new cards are issued.

  • How to keep your home safe while on vacation

    — Arrange with a neighbor to watch your house while you are away. Give them a key, and tell them how to reach you. Give them your auto license number if you will be driving. Be sure you have their phone number. — Put newspapers on hold and stop mail delivery. Have a neighbor check […]

  • Tips for Avoiding Scams

    Recent scam: You receive a phone call or email from a person pretending to be your grandchild or a friend. This person states they are traveling in a foreign country and have been robbed or injured. They ask you to wire money to help them get home. Do not send money. Check with someone you know who will be able to confirm the wellbeing of this person.