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Individuals and Families: Older Adults


Preparing Makes Sense for Older Adults.
Get Ready Now.
Ready America Resources for Older Adults:
Website | Brochure | Handout

Do you have a support network?


It is recommended that seniors create a personal support network made up of several individuals who will check in on them in an emergency to ensure their wellness and to give assistance if needed. Visit redcross.org link opens in a new window to learn about the seven important items to discuss and practice with your personal support network.

Senior packing a emergency kit 

Aging in stride emergency readiness kit link opens in a new window


This kit offers resources to support older adults and caregivers on the issue of personal emergency readiness. Just in Case – Emergency Readiness for Older Adults and Caregivers includes a factsheet, checklist, video, and presenter’s kit.

Seniors planning

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors guide link opens in a new window


This guide was developed by The Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross as a resource to assist older adults in being better prepared.


Alzheimer’s Association’s online safety center website link opens in a new window


The safety center provides resources for individuals who care for someone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia including information about MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® link opens in a new window, a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander link opens in a new window or have a medical emergency.