Bigelow Center, Fairfield Police and People’s Bank presents holiday safety program

Terry Giegengack, director of Human and Social Services, announced that on Monday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. Lt. James Perez and a representative from People’s United Bank will collaborate and offer a program on holiday safety at the Bigelow Center, 100 Mona Terrace. The program is free of charge. Advance registration is required. To register, call 203-256-3166.

According to Lt. James Perez of the Fairfield Police Department, “During the holiday period, con artists are especially active, so it is essential to be especially careful. Whether leaving home, shopping, using a car or preparing to leave for an extended trip, come to this program and learn the special precautions to take during the holiday season. In the unfortunate event that a purse or wallet is stolen, important steps should be taken to protect against identity theft and/or home invasion.”

A representative from People’s United Bank will discuss the town’s Yellow Dot Program and enrollment forms will be available. If a senior wishes to enroll, they will receive a yellow dot to put in their rear car window, which lets officers know that in the event of an emergency, crucial information about their medications and other emergency information is in their glove compartment.

The Yellow Dot cards that seniors can store in their glove compartments let officers know who a driver’s doctor is, what medication they take, if there’s somebody at home that they care for, or if there’s a child they have to look after. These cards are essential to gaining access to information necessary for medical treatment and for notification to family and friends in a timely manner when an emergency occurs.

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