Older Adults, Disasters and the Service Providing Agency

Older adults are disproportionately impacted by disasters in terms of their psychosocial and economic losses, injuries, and even death. Service-providing agencies will be called on for an increase in their usual services, and additional assistance related to the disaster. This webinar will help agencies who serve older adults to work through various types of adverse conditions, and increase their capacity to help older adult clients navigate through the disaster's impact. Participants will learn emergency management and disaster basics with emphasis on impact to older adults, how to bolster their disaster resilience, how to organize the agency to respond to the event through continuity of operations (COOP) planning, conditions when a COOP might be implemented, and the steps needed to develop a COOP plan. This webinar is offered in collaboration with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

This webinar does not have any offerings for this semester.