National Preparedness Month

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

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For more ideas on ways to research and make wise choices, we recommend the following resources:

Hypothermia Info
The City of Boston informs older adults that “Cold Weather Spells Danger” through a hypothermia-related handout, available as a PDF.

American Red Cross Tornado Information
The American Red Cross has several suggestions to keep you and your loved ones as safe as possible when a tornado strikes.

FDA Suggestions Regarding Food-Borne Illnesses

The elderly with weakened immune systems are especially at risk of food-borne illnesses, and present special food safety challenges.

Center for Disease Control
The CDC Web site is easily accessed for monitoring waves of influenza as they occur.

Department of Homeland Security
Disaster preparedness information and resources, including specific ways to prepare a disaster plan that meets the needs of today’s older Americans. (download pdf).

Council for Excellence in Government
Find out what your Readiness Quotient is when it comes to preparing for emergency situations. This Web site is a great tool to help individuals, families and communities determine and evaluate their readiness.

American Red Cross
Disaster preparedness suggestions including great input from seniors who have had experiences with emergencies.

Prepare.org

Sponsored by the American Red Cross, this site hopes to help vulnerable citizens of a community in preparing for disaster situations.