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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Save the world: Senior citizens and Lifelink personal alarm.


Lifelink personal alarm. from St John Web site
Yesterday I was watching TV when I saw an ad for St John about Lifelink personal alarm. It made me think of an article I read from the Auckland Overseas Students'Association.

It wrote of: An Asian woman:
When she is a girl, she takes a subservient role in her place as a daughter and sister to her brother.
When she is a wife, she takes a subservient role in her place as a wife and a daughter in law.
When she is a mother, she takes a subservient role in her place as a mother and mother in law.

It hit me, how true it was, even today, many mother in laws are expected to baby sit her grand children, do all the house work and cook.

I told my kids, I would not do that, but I would like to play with my grand kids when I get some. I like it  in New Zealand and live in my own little house and wear a Lifelink personal alarm.. If I can't manage on my own, I like to move to a retirement cottage in a village. When I can't manage in a cottage, I move to a residential block.

This morning, I read of a 95 year old Second World War Vet living alone was attack by an idiot. His life was saved by his Lifelink personal alarm.

http://www.stjohn.org.nz/medicalalarm/

http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/6771279/Man-95-stabbed-in-head-by-intruder

This post is not sponsored. There is some problems with loading photos.

I was going to show you some photos of Sewlyn Village near my house. 25 years ago, childless friend Ken and Lois Thornton moved to one of their first villages. I really liked it.
Selwyn Village has a rich history as one of the first retirement villages in New Zealand. It now offers those over 65 a unique lifestyle, with superb modern apartments, amenities, and support and care later in life if needed.





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8 comments:

Ginny said...

Here we have something you can buy that you put around your neck like a necklace...if you fall you press the button on it and it calls for help. I think it is called Lifeline.

Ann said...

Hi Ginny,

You are right, this tiny gadget is like a pendent you can wear. Blogger is still not letting me download photos. Are you ok to download the photos?

HOOTIN ANNI said...

For some aged, this is a god send!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You're quite right Ann, I'm looking so forward to grand children too, but I won't become a permanent babysitter for sure! I hope your download problem gets sorted soon.

Leovi said...

Yes, really a breakthrough the personal alarm, lovely photos.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My mother had a device like this as she lived alone. it gave us peace of mind that she could call for help if she needed to.

NatureFootstep said...

my father had a similar one. Worked very well. :)

rewinn said...

Something like this would give us a lot of peace of mind, as my mother likes to go cruising around the neighborhood in her electric wheelchair and accidents happen. Last year she went off a curb in the back of a parking lot and no-one noticed for an hour. She was ok, thank goodness, but that gadget could have saved her live if her luck had been worse. Thanks for the idea!!