The aging network serves some of the most vulnerable individuals in a community, and in times of disaster, frail and homebound older adults need special assistance.  By educating seniors on how to prepare for an emergency, and by sharing services and assistance with emergency planners and first responders, aging network progams can provide an important link in helping all members of a community respond to and recover from an emergency event.

Toolkit: Emergency Preparedness for Homebound Seniors – Be Prepared, Be Informed, Be Safe!

October 25, 2016

Emergency Preparedness for Homebound Seniors – Be Prepared, Be Informed, Be Safe! Summary of webinar: This webinar discussed how homebound seniors can be particularly vulnerable in times of emergency, including natural disasters, weather events, and power outages. Also included in the discussion were best practices for helping seniors prepare for emergencies and for helping them… Read more »

Disaster Planning Tips for Older Adults

April 17, 2015

Disaster can strike without warning. An important part of preparing for a disaster is to have a plan for what you will do if you have to leave your home of if you need to care for older persons at your program site. This fact sheet has tips to help you plan and prepare for… Read more »