A woman I recently met told me that she was robbed a few days before, and her mom, who is in her 80's, was in the house taking a nap at that time. She decided then and there she would get a burglar alarm. She said it was the third time she was robbed! My immediate thought was "Why did you wait?" When something like robbery happens, we may think that the probabilities say it won't happen again. Don't take that chance. Take steps to make your home environment more secure by adding outside lighting; putting locks on windows that prevent them from opening all the way; putting wooden poles or locks on sliding glass doors; improving locks on all doors; and/or getting an alarm system and using it. Feeling unsafe in our homes is the last thing we need as we become more vulnerable in older age.