Grants to help senior citizens

Sheriff Jean Stanfield announced that her department has received a new infusion of grant dollars to assist Burlington County’s senior citizens in securing their homes against crime, fire and power outages.

Stanfield said that the Home Security Program now is accepting applications to provide seniors and individuals with disabilities free home security surveys and safety modifications.

“It also gives us the opportunity to make them aware of the most common and latest frauds and scams,” said Stanfield.
“This is a totally free program and really, one that every older resident should take advantage of.”

Interested residents should call (609) 265–5796 to register.

To qualify, at least one person in the household must be 60 years of age or older.