June 7, 2006

AARP releases report on Lessons Learned for Protecting Older Persons in Disasters

by Levin & Perconti

Spurred in the wake of the tragedies endured by the elderly during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the AARP conducted a report to address the needs of the elderly in a disaster.

Specifically the report addresses:
• Planning and communication
• Identifying needs
• Evacuation procedures

For the report:
Download file

Also of interest is the US Senate Special Committee on Aging committee report entitled:
Preparing Early, Acting Quickly: Meeting the Needs of Older Americans During a Disaster.

For the report:
http://www.gpo.gov/congress/senate/senate22sh109.html