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January 31, 2009
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Personal Emergency Readiness
Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter Weather

Recent disasters remind us that personal emergency readiness needs to be a priority for everyone, including older adults and caregivers. AoA recommends a simple, three-step approach:

Step 1: Know the basics . Learn about the risks your particular community faces; know how to do things like turning off your gas and electricity; get to know your neighbors.

Step 2: Have emergency supplies ready . This includes items you would need to survive in your home until help arrives; it should also include a personal evacuation bag, partially packed and ready to go.

Step 3: Make a personal plan. Many older persons have special needs relating to medications, medical equipment, mobility, and support services; making a personal emergency readiness plan increases the likelihood that essential needs will still be met, even in an emergency situation.

For more information about AoA 's Emergency Preparedness and Response efforts, visit AoA's Emergency Preparedness Section

Although winter doesn't come as a surprise, many of us are not prepared for its arrival. If you are ready for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall. For tips on how to keep your self and your loved ones healthy this winter, visit Winter Weather.Exit Disclaimer

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