MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program Shares Home Security Tips

Every month, the MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program will focus on topics that encourage individuals to make good choices towards personal growth.  This month we look at Safety & Security and how you can protect your home and belongings.

Home Security Tips

  •  Lock up your home, even if you go out only for a short time. Many burglars just walk in through an unlocked door or window.
  • Your house should appear occupied at all times. Use timers to switch lights and radios on and off when you are not at home.
  • If you loose your keys, change your locks immediately.
  • Don’t leave notes for service people or family members on the door.  These act as a welcome sign for a burglar.
  • If the entrances to your home are dark, consider installing lights with a motion detector.
  • Talk to your neighbors about any suspicious people or strange cars you notice lurking about.
  • Do not list your full name on your mail box.
  • Dogs are good deterrents to burglars. Even a small, noisy dog can be effective.
  • If someone comes to your door asking to use the phone to call a mechanic or the police, keep the door locked and make the call yourself.
  • If you are going away, make sure you have someone to come and plow your drive if it snows.
  • To keep your tools from being stolen, paint the handles.  Thieves avoid items that are easy to identify.
Julie Artworks

painting by Julie Artworks

The goal of the MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program is to recognize the unique individuality of everyone. This approach to wellness is an active process in which everyone is encouraged to make choices towards personal growth in seven dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational/vocational and financial. Most workplace wellness programs focus entirely on physical health. With a whole person wellness approach, the physical needs will not be downplayed, but will be held in equal importance as the dimensions that involve mind and spirit. In whole person wellness a high priority is placed on prevention, individual involvement and the responsibility we each have for achieving optimal wellness of body, mind and spirit.

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