Senior safety class coming to Danville

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Senior citizens can get tips for preventing fires and falls in their homes at an upcoming class provided by the Danville Fire Department.

The class on Thursday, Sept. 12, will also provide free smoke detectors and free installation for senior citizens who lack a working smoke detector in their home. It will take place at 11 a.m. at the Ballou Recreation Center, 760 West Main Street, in Danville.

“Older adults face elevated risks for fire and fall hazards,” Danville Fire Marshal Shelby Irving said Tuesday. “Even a ‘minor’ burn or fall can be life-threatening, which is why we want seniors to be aware of the most common causes of fires and falls and to teach them strategies for avoiding them.”

Reservations for next Thursday’s class are suggested but not required. You may reserve by calling Ballou Recreation Center at (434) 799-5216.

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