Gift Purchasing and Fraud

Use direct deposit. The mail-both incoming and outgoing-can be vulnerable, especially during the holidays when criminal activity is heightened. Do not give personal information over the phone or internet to an unfamiliar company or caller. Pay the safest way. Many seniors enjoy the convenience of online holiday shopping.  Use a credit card as your payment…

Decorations

Use only non-combustible of flame-resistant materials. Wear gloves to avoid eye and skin irritation while decorating with spun glass “angel hair.” When using artificial snow sprays follow container directions carefully to avoid lung irritation. Remove all wrapping papers, bags, ribbons and bows from the tree and fireplace area after gifts are opened.  

Safety tips for the Holidays

Candles Make sure candles are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be easily knocked over Trees Check the label on the artificial tree saying “Fire Resistant” Live trees should be fresh and well watered. The trunk of a fresh tree is sticky, and when tapped on the ground the tree should not…

Healthy Wealthy & Wise 2014 Press Release

HHW Press Release PDF For Immediate Release Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Page 1 of 2 For more information contact: Linda LaCloche, Communications Manager (630) 420-6034 laclochel@naperville.il.us Kate R. Schultz, Communications Specialist (630) 305-5341 schultzk@naperville.il.us Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Conference for Seniors Taking Place Friday, September 12 Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to Deliver Keynote Address NAPERVILLE,…

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise – exciting news!

Healthy-Wealthy-Wise Flyer From Julie Smith, Crime Prevention Specialist at Naperville Police Department: I am so pleased to announce that the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has CONFIRMED to be the keynote speaker at our Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise conference on September 12.  This is exciting news for our Naperville-Lisle Triad!  This is going to be such…

Tips for Safe Food Handling

Wash your hands with soap and warm water frequently Clean surfaces with sanitizer periodically Clean all produce in water and use a brush for visible dirt Keep raw and cooked foods separate Use a food thermometer to be sure your food is cooked thoroughly Store leftovers promptly and reheat thoroughly Keep your refrigerator and freezer…

Scams and Schemes

Business Schemes: Mail order “Work-at-Home” jobs usually cost more than you profit. Home Repairs: “Free inspections or estimates” that have hidden costs on repairs that do not exist. Insurance Fraud: Policies offering “low rates with big benefits.” If it seems too good to be true…it probably is. Medical Fraud/Miracle Cures: “Quick fixes” that may not…