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Wellness Wednesdays: Fire Safety for Older Adults


Wed 02 / 03 / 2021
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM


Cleveland & Woodley Park Village

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Limited capacity: Registration Closed



According to the US Fire Administration, “on average, more than 1,000 Americans aged 65 years and older die each year in home fires and more than 2,000 are injured. Moreover, older adults are 2.5 times more likely to die in a residential fire than the rest of the population.” Join Ms. Samone Hoston of the DC Fire & Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Department for an overview designed specifically for seniors on how to stay safe.  Ms. Hoston will discuss precautions related to cooking, smoking, and heating.  She will also discuss the importance and maintenance of smoke alarms, including how to get help from DC FEMS to do so, and how to safely evacuate your residence, if needed.  This session applies for all types of residences: apartment, condo, coop, or single-family residence.  Bring your questions and get your fire safety answers! 

This program is a part of the DC Villages Wellness Wednesday series. To learn more about the 13 DC Villages in our city, please visit