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 stay safe and healthy when they happen.
Findings from: 1) a large multi-state study of emergency preparedness of more than 700 homebound seniors conducted by Rutgers University and Meals on Wheels America, 2) a study of seniors in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in New Jersey, and 3) the experiences of the Heritage Agency for Aging in helping seniors prepare for emergencies in Iowa, were also discussed.
- William Hallman, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Ecology
- Angela Senger-Mersich, M.S., Research Associate of the Department of Human Ecology
- Tim Getty, Regional Nutrition Services Coordinator of the Heritage Agency on Aging
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