London Community Newsletter – Summer 2022

Summer Safety

It’s great to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather. But it’s important to keep safety in mind. To help you out, here are some tips from the London Police Service.

If you’re travelling:

Assign a trusted family member or friend to periodically check on your home and pick up mail or flyers that may have collected.

Practice motor vehicle safety:

Bring your valuables inside and alway lock your vehicle, especially if you are at the park, the beach, or out shopping.

Take extra care outdoors:

Ensure there are proper safeguards to keep children safe around pools.

For more summer safety tips visit: London Police – Summer Safety

Remember: Scammers Don’t Take Summer Off!

Here’s a helpful tip fo help you with credit card fraud:

Scam Warning From Rogers:

Rogers is warning customers of a new scam following a widespread service outage on July 8th. Messages known as phishing scams often involve false email and text messages designed to extract sensitive information, or get people to download viruses. A message on the Rogers website states:

We are aware of scam text messages being sent claiming to offer credits in the wake of July 8th’s service interruptions. We will apply the credit proactively to your account & no action is required. If you receive a suspicious SMS, please forward it to 7726 (SPAM).

According to the Rogers website, the company will “never contact you by email, text or phone to ask for personal information including pin and account numbers.”

You can find information at: Rogers Scam Warning

OPP Now Offering Online Police Checks

Effective June 13, 2022 Ontario Provincial Police began offering online police record checks for those people in municipalities policed by the OPP. According to the OPP website, it’s a “quick and secure” way to obtain a police check, which is often needed by people in certain jobs.

Details can be found at OPP – Online Police Record Check

If you require a police record check from London Police, here’s a link to information on their website:

Records Checks – London Police

A Timely Reminder From the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office During BBQ Season

And the Winners Are…

Playground upgrades, pollinator pathways, a community pantry, bike repair stations…these are some of the winners in the City of London’s 2022 Neighbourhood Decision Making program. For a full list of winners, and where the projects will be located in the city visit. Get Involved London

Leave Us a Review for Your Chance to Win!

For the months of August & September Over 55 and Neighbourhood Watch will be running a gift card

If you leave a Google review for Over 55 Skills At Work you will be entered to win one of seven gift cards.

The gift cards included in the draw are:

  • $25 Parkway Garden Centre
  • $130 Niagara Park Passes (x2 counted as one prize)
  • $50 Exodus Escape Rooms
  • Lunch for four at Willies Café
  • Lube, Oil, & Oil filter change at Jiffy Lube
  • 4 lawn bowling lessons at Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club (x2)

At the end of the month, we will draw and announce our 7 winners. You can access Over 55’s google page here.

Are You 55+ And Looking for Employment?

Over 55 has launched a new program for mature job seekers. Valuing Experience connects job seekers age 55+ to free training, coaching and other valuable resources.

Getting started is easy! Just email or call (519) 438-1111 to see if this program is right for you.

Thank you and be sure to keep an eye out for our Fall newsletter!

-The Over 55 & Neighbourhood Watch London Team

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