02/25/2005

Program Preps Seniors for Disasters           

Morgantown, W.Va. – What goes in an emergency preparedness kit?  How do you prepare for an evacuation?  What do you do with pets during a disaster? The Emergency Preparedness for Seniors program will answer these and other questions for West Virginia senior citizens.

The free course will be offered throughout the state at senior citizen centers. Experts will teach preparation for disasters from snowstorms to terrorism.  Participants will receive the “Emergency Preparedness Manual for Seniors,” a step-by-step readiness guide.  Each will also see a video, “Before Disaster Strikes,” which follows a senior couple as they prepare for possible emergencies.

Senior citizen centers throughout the state will be offering this free program.  

The sessions are sponsored by the WVU Center for Rural Emergency Medicine (CREM), which also produced the video. Financial support is provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

- WVU -


05-031
For more information:
Andrew Fulton, Center for Rural Emergency Medicine
afulton@hsc.wvu.edu
af:02-24-05

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