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Ready Seniors Virtual Workshop

Ready Seniors Workshop - Please note this is a 2 day event (see program description)

By FEMA Region II

When and where

Date and time

March 23, 2021 · 10am - March 24, 2021 · 12:30pm PDT



About this event

Increasingly, frail older adults with complex health issues live alone in the community, far from their relatives and caregivers. An older adult may depend upon community service providers for basic necessities and psychosocial support prior to a disastrous event. However, the need for these critical services increases when services are disrupted or the senior is impacted during a major disaster. FEMA Region II and the Administration for Community Living have partnered to address this disparity through a workshop aimed at preparing AAAs and other organizations that provide critical support services to senior citizens in their communities.

AGENDA (all times Eastern Time)

March 23

  • 1230pm – Virtual Sign-in
  • 1:00pm – Welcome & Introductions
  • 1:10pm – Continuity Basics and Preparedness Messaging (FEMA)
  • 1:30pm – Preparedness Planning for Seniors (ACL)
  • 2:15pm – Disaster mental health issues for seniors (SAMHSA)
  • 2:45pm – State Unit on Aging / Area Agency for Aging Case Studies
  • 4:00pm - Adjourn

March 24

  • 1230pm – Virtual Sign-In
  • 1:00pm - Welcome and Exercise Introduction
  • 1:15pm - Discussion Module 1
  • 2:30pm - Discussion Module 2
  • 1530 – Closing Remarks

About the organizer

Organized by
FEMA Region II

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