Safety Tips For Baby Boomers and Others
I have been alarmed recently at how often seniors are targeted for purse snatching. They are also often beaten up.
I am a senior citizen who can be considered active. I protect myself when shopping by never carrying a purse. This is not new for me, I have never carried a purse when shopping.
I look for coats or jackets that have a pocket on the inside of the coat. I want to be able to close that pocket with a zipper. This is where I keep my money or credit card.
If I'm not wearing a coat I will wear pants and put those important items in my pocket, usually on the left side. I know that pick pocketing is possible so I always wear something long for a shirt or blouse to cover the pockets. A third item such as a longer vest also makes it harder to get to my things.
Another possibility is to carry a purse containing useless items but keep your valuables as I mentioned above.
Thank you for sharing this important safety tip with us. I think many of us take it for granted until something unexpected happens.
This is a good reminder that we should be conscientious about our safety every day.
Diane Carbo RN