Church hosts free seniors’ safety seminar

FERGUS – St. James Anglican Church is holding a free safety seminar for seniors on May 31.

Topics pertain to fire prevention and fall prevention categories and will include:

Fire prevention

– smoking;

– use of space heaters;

– kitchen safety;

– you and fire;

– smoke alarm information;

– fire escape planning;

– emergency numbers and services; and

– planning your escape around your abilities.

Fall prevention

– exercise regularly;

– take your time;

– keep stairs and walking areas clear;

-improve lighting in and out of your home;

– use of non-slip mats;

– be aware of uneven surfaces;

– stairways should be well lit; and

– footwear.

The session, presented by Centre Wellington Fire Rescue, is at 2pm on May 31 at St. James Anglican Church – 171 Queen St. E. in Fergus.

There will be refreshments and time for questions after the presentation.

The event is free but pre-registration is required.

Interested seniors should email