Hi everyone! We’re excited to tell you about an upcoming project we are launching called HOME SAFE HOME. Many people are hospitalized each year due to accidents in their homes. The folks at EPSI are focused on helping seniors remain safe in their homes, and we have received funding from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (with support through Summerside Home Hardware, Home Instead Senior Care, and City of Summerside Fire Services) to carry out assessments that will help identify potential safety hazards.
Volunteers will go into your home with a safety checklist and ask you some questions about home safety. All volunteers will have police checks, and two of them will meet with you to go over the checklist and make recommendations.
We will be visiting the first 100 homes in Summerside that register, and the assessments will take place the end of March.
As a thank you for participating, we will leave you with a home safety kit.
To register for the program, you must be a senior (age 65+) and live in Summerside. It doesn’t matter if you own or rent your home. Give us a call at East Prince Seniors Initiative (888-2177) to register. After you have done so, and the assessment dates are confirmed, we will call you to make an appointment.
We welcome family referrals on behalf of a family member!