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Laneway Safety in the Peak of Winter for Seniors

Last updated on May 11th, 2021 at 12:56 pm

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Many senior citizens end up in the hospital year after year from slip and fall incidents related to icy laneways. Most accidents happen when seniors struggle to keep up with the driveway, walkway, and porch shoveling due to mobility issues. But there are ways that you can achieve laneway safety in the peak of winter. Here are 5 of the best ways to get help with your snow removal this year.

Ask A Neighbour For Help

If your family is unavailable to lend a hand, try asking your neighbours for help. Local teens may also be willing to help you out for a little money. Some communities even have programs where volunteers will come shovel your driveway for free. Check your community paper or ask your local representative.

Check The Senior Citizen Centers

There are other seniors in the same boat as you are looking for snow removal services to assist in keeping pathways clear and laneways safe. Check with your local community centre and ask around throughout your network – they may have a solution to your problem that they would be happy to share.

Call Local Lawn-Care Providers

Many lawn care providers offer plowing services in the winter. It doesn’t hurt to call up your local landscaping companies and ask. If they don’t offer the service, they can probably point you in the right direction of someone who does.

Hire Snow Removal Service

When the snow keeps falling at a fast rate, it can feel impossible to keep up with all the shoveling. During those weather spells, the benefits of convenient and immediate snow removal can well outweigh the costs. Just imagine how fantastic it would feel to look out your window knowing that someone will be around shortly to help clean it up.

Move Into A Town Home

As you age, it may make sense to move into a home where all the maintenance is taken care of for you. A townhome will take care of all the snow removal, making the winter months both easier and safer.

Just imagine never having to take care of your landscaping, roof, exterior, and snow removal again. And when it comes to laneway safety even in the peak of winter, it’s something you never have to worry about! When you downsize to a townhome, it’s automatically taken care of for you. So when you’re ready to look at your options, talk to us at Geoff and Bobbie.