ACL BLog: FEMA Region II Preparedness Webinar: Preparedness Planning for Senior Citizen Communities

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About the Training

Hurricane season is expected to be very active this year. When a natural disaster like a hurricane hits, older adults can face several unique challenges, and many are often dependent on others for basic necessities and psychosocial support. This dependency often increases their vulnerability to the impact of a hurricane. Recovering from emergencies like this often depends on prior planning and preparation.

Through the FEMA Region II Preparedness webinar: Preparedness Planning for Senior Citizen Communities, participants will learn:

  • Tools and information available than can assist older adults and their caregivers when an emergency strikes
  • Assessing needs and vulnerabilities in order to better prepare for an emergency, and cope with any aftermath

This webinar takes place Tuesday, September 26 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ETVisit the website to register.

About the Presenters

  • Kathlen Otte, Regional Administrator for HHS Regions 1 and 2
  • Rhonda Schwartz, Aging Services Program Specialist, ACL

Learn more about Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).