Personal and Community Disaster Preparedness for Older Adults
Older adults face a number of challenges that can impede appropriate planning for and response to an all-hazards event. A substantial portion of older adults live alone, do not know how or where to get necessary information, live with disabilities, and/or are dependent on medications or assistive devices.
This live PowerPoint presentation is a one-hour module on personal and community preparedness for older adults. Topics include: why older adults are vulnerable; information on personal and community preparedness, planning, and response; and psychosocial and cultural issues.