Protecting the elderly against pickpockets

a red triangle road sign with a elderly man and woman in it . underneath it reads elderly pickpockets

Protecting the elderly against pickpockets

People are at risk of pickpockets anywhere in the world. I live in a medium size town with a high retirement population and yet we still have incidents of pickpocketing.

What can  we do in protecting the elderly against pickpockets ?

  • Advise them not to display large amounts of cash in public
  • Advise women to do up their handbags and hold it close and to the front of the body
  • Remind them to never put a handbag in a shopping or supermarket trolley
  • If someone bumps into them  check they have your wallet/purse straight away
  • If they use public transport and fall asleep they may be vulnerable to pickpockets

Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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