PREPARE: Personal Readiness, Emergency Packs and Recovery Essentials: Emergency Preparedness for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

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Identifier 2017_Westwood
Title PREPARE: Personal Readiness, Emergency Packs and Recovery Essentials: Emergency Preparedness for Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Creator Westwood, Winnifred Howard
Subject Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Vulnerable Populations; Risk Factors; Disasters; Emergencies; Independent Living; Senior Centers; Awareness; Information Dissemination; Self Efficacy; Disaster Planning; Survival; Surveys and Questionnaires
Description Older adults, living within the community, are often left on their own to prepare for wide-spread disasters or emergencies. An abundant amount of emergency preparedness information is available; however, it is rarely tailored to older adults. The purpose of this project is to create awareness in the older adult population and provide information that is relevant at the community level. A questionnaire was utilized and distributed at two congregate meal sites with the purpose of collecting personal preparedness data. A seminar was subsequently presented that included a brief presentation, as well as, a visual demonstration of portable emergency packs. Local, county, state and federal resources tailored to older adults was also provided. The information provided was designed to encourage self-sufficiency and sustainability in a large-scale emergency.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2017
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Winnifred Howard Westwood 2017
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Winnifred Howard Westwood
Type Text
ARK ark:/87278/s66q5p17
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2017-06-13
Date Modified 2018-06-08
ID 1251592
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66q5p17
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