LUDLOW — Director Jodi Zepke and Fire Chief Ryan Pease are pleased to share that the Ludlow Senior Center and Ludlow Fire Department kicked off their “Sand for Senior” program today, an initiative to help decrease the likelihood of falls on ice this winter.
As part of the program, Senior Center staff and firefighters delivered five-gallon buckets of sand and salt to seniors’ households for them to have in case of inclement weather. Nearly 40 seniors registered for the program in November through the Senior Center.
“We are very pleased to have so many organizations in Town working to support the safety of our seniors,” Director Zepke said. “I am grateful to the Senior Center staff for organizing this and Ludlow firefighter for making these deliveries. I also am grateful to the DPW and People’s Bank for their generous donations, which made this initiative possible.”
The Ludlow Senior Center wishes to thank the Ludlow Department of Public Works for donating the sand and salt, as well as the People’s Bank for donating the buckets.
“In the winter, we often see an increase in falls caused by icy surfaces, especially in our senior population,” Chief Pease said. “Falls are a major concern for Ludlow Fire and the Senior Center, and we want our older residents to know that we are here for them and ready to help in any way we can. We hope that our initiative to give seniors easy access to de-icing agents will lower the likelihood of falls during the colder months.”
For more information about the program, please call the Ludlow Senior Center at 413- 583-3564. Interested seniors can still sign up for the program by calling the Center while supplies last.