Emergency Preparedness Planning for Seniors

We all remember growing up and creating “preparedness” kits for emergencies. The specific emergency might have been different depending on where you were raised — from earthquakes, to tornadoes, to hurricanes, to blizzards — but you learned in school how to be prepared, to keep matches, and flashlight batteries, and extra water on hand, etc…. As adults, we may have assembled such kits for our families, and even practiced drills. But too few of us put thought into the changing needs of these kits as we or our loved ones age. The U.S. Government’s “Ready” campaign provides some great tips that you should review.

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