Category: Safety Watch

Sgt. Sheri Tate, DRPS

Frauds and scams

By Sergeant Sheri Tate/Durham Regional Police Service Canadians lose millions of dollars every year to frauds and scams. Although the police receive complaints from victims of all ages, unfortunately, many seniors are targeted by...

Sgt. Sheri Tate, DRPS

Alzheimer’s and missing persons

By Sergeant Sheri Tate/Durham Regional Police Service Whether you have an actual diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or you are having dementia symptoms, statistics suggest 60 per cent of those with the disease will wander...

Sgt. John Keating, Durham Regional Police Service

Some half a century advice

By Sgt. John Keating/Durham Regional Police Service Sixty-five. That’s a number that has lots of significance to us as we grow older. For many of us, it’s the age we want to retire by....

Dealing with abusive adult children

By Sgt. John Keating/Durham Regional Police Service So here we are, now at the time of our life when we can relax and enjoy our own adult children and take in all the love...

Sgt. John Keating

Lending money? Create a paper trail

By Sergeant John Keating/Durham Regional Police Service Can you “loan” me some money, I will pay you back, I promise. I have received many phone calls from seniors who have “loaned” money to family...

Sgt. John Keating

Be careful this holiday season

By Sergeant John Keating/Durham Regional Police Service The Holiday Season is a time of year to celebrate with family and friends, to give thanks for all we have, to give to others whom are...