As we continue to pray for the safety and security of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, and express gratitude to the emergency workers and volunteers engaged in rescue and recovery efforts, we are reminded of the importance of preparedness. And, that means ensuring that older adults and individuals with disabilities are taken into account in the development of disaster response plans in preparation for an emergency.
If you have not yet developed a plan to prepare for a natural disaster or are considering updating your existing plan, important tips can be found at Ready.Gov. The website contains useful tips here for seniors and here for individuals with disabilities. Please consider reviewing this information and sharing it with others.