Aging-In-Place Organizations Are Key to Building Disaster Resilience for Older Adults [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] has tragically demonstrated the serious threat that pandemics and other disasters pose to older adults' health, safety, and well-being. Older adults face a greater risk of dying in disasters than other age groups. [...] This brief describes a study of the role of senior centers and senior villages in King County, Washington in building older adults' disaster resilience. We interviewed directors and program managers representing 14 aging-in-place organizations about their organizations' involvement in disaster-related activities. We also asked if and how they see their organizations contributing to disaster resilience for older adults in their communities."
Lerner Center Research Brief No. 23
Syracuse University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: https://lernercenter.syr.edu/