Seniors listen to security advice

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

Cindy Bright from Schmidt’s Security Pro in Mansfield, presented the program when Cardington Seniors met Friday, Sept.28, at Seniors on Center.

Introduced by Chris Willford, activity coordinator with the center, Bright presented information on emergency call buttons, also known as mobile medical pendants.

The technology for this is always being improved, she said, noting they always give a name to news equipment. She continued by saying the current button is called “Belle.”

Bright demonstrated how it is used to call for help and said it works on cell service like police radios rather than GPS, a button that requires a person to return home every eight hours to charge it. A bell works in the shower at home and away from home. The calls go to a response center in Utah, she said.

The person can have multiple contacts for them to call and if no one answers they notify 911.

Passport and other assistance programs can be contacted about funding for a monthly fee. Forinformation abut Belle, call 1-866-526-4747.

• Shirley Robinson who has served as the seniors president for many years will be moving soon and said “goodbye” to the group.

• Giving the devotions was Pastor Paul Turner who based them on Proverbs 17:17, regarding friendship – “A friend loves at all times.”

• The next meeting will be held at noon, Friday, Oct. 26, at Seniors On Center. The program will be given by Mohican Sports Medicine to help with moving, lifting and balance technique for older adults.

The dinner menu will be chicken and scalloped potatoes. Reservations and cancellations must be made by noon, Oct. 25, by calling 419-946-4191.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel