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Individuals and Families: Older Adults


Preparing Makes Sense for Older Adults.
Get Ready Now.
Ready America Resources for Older Adults:

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 red​cross.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 

A 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.