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Expanding Mitigation: Making the Connection to Older Adults
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 4:30:00 PM UTC - 5:00:00 PM UTC
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Please join the Region 2 National Preparedness Division for a webinar on how to expand the reach of mitigation activities by engaging older adults in alignment with National Preparedness Month.
This webinar will focus on the Older Adults Guide in the “Guides to Expanding Mitigation” series. Older adults can face greater risks when it comes to the impacts of extreme weather events and emergencies we face, especially if they are living alone, are low-income, have a disability, or live in rural areas. At the same time, older adults have long-term perspectives and longstanding relationships that can inform planning efforts. As an inherently resilient population, older adults have much to offer to communities, both in steady-state life and in post-disaster recovery.

During this webinar, learn about the value of creating accessible communities for all ages. Hear recommendations for ways community officials can include older adults in efforts to reduce risk through hazard mitigation. This webinar and the Older Adults Guide serve as a starting point for community officials to discuss how these partnerships in mitigation can create more livable, accessible, and resilient communities for all.

Who should attend? The whole community – individuals and families, volunteer and faith-based organizations, local, state, federal government and private sector.

Live Captioning is available for this webinar.

FEMA works to ensure equitable access for all to any services and programs that are provided by the agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please make your request in an email to fema-r2-prepares@fema.dhs.gov. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill.

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