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Senior security

Keeping the elderly safe

Abstract

Seniors who use libraries can be vulnerable. With dementia and other infirmities, seniors might fall prey to thieves and muggers. Parking lots and exterior walkways can be crime zones. Measures to protect seniors and other library patrons include better lighting, guards and escorts, patrols, and CCTV. Seniors might accidentally lose or damage library materials. It is customary for librarians to be gentle and understanding with seniors who do so.

Keywords

Seniors

Security

Dementia

Thieves

Escorts

Lighting

Computers

Silver surfers

Damage

Loss of books.

Hilda is confused. She had a question for the reference librarian in the branch near her seniors’ residence, but it has slipped her mind. ...

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