This comes from our friends at Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD).
Seniors and Elders: Old School Readiness!
We just love working with seniors. The stories we hear from our participants in our trainings are often fascinating and often quite funny. We have a lot to learn from generations past. When you’ve lived through multiple wars, experienced the deaths of many friends, and weathered countless tragedies and disasters,you get a different perspective and you develop different priorities.
If you are committed to the seniors in your life being prepared to prosper in the face of emergencies, there are several things you can do.
A.Ensure your senior has a ‘buddy call’ every day. A 2-minute call, done every day, can make a huge difference.
B.Sit down with your senior and fill out a list of people they would like you to call in case of emergency
C.As an activity, work with your senior build them a highly portable Go-Kit (keep it lightweight, and easy to move.)
D.Give preparedness supplies to your senior. Most seniors live on a fixed income, so little things help.
Do your part to make a senior in your life more prepared. It’s a sure-fire way to be a hero, even without a disaster.