Older Adults: Fairfax Prepares Day 26
Older adults are more vulnerable than younger adults during a disaster because they are more likely to have impaired physical mobility, diminished sensory awareness, chronic health conditions, or social and economic limitations.
More than half of older adults have some kind of functional limitation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Older adults living by themselves might not have a support system and many lack sufficient income or other resources to help cope with the after-effects of a disaster.
THE ASK: View these seven tips from the American Red Cross and ensure elderly family, neighbors and friends have a support network in place to help during an emergency.