Innovations in Emergency and Disaster Preparedness in Our Aging Communities

San Francisco
Tue, Feb 25, 2020, 5:30 PM (PST)

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San Francisco

Recently and throughout history wildfires, earthquakes, and other disasters have proven disproportionately devastating to older adults. Casualty rates are often ten times higher, and even more compared to younger adults. 

We are seeing weather-related disasters increasing in frequency and intensity as population aging exposes more and more older adults to preventable suffering and death.

As a community we are doing more but we haven’t done enough.

Public services are limited in scalability. They are sometimes unable to meet service demands in widespread emergencies and disasters. Organized household, neighborhood, and community responses benefit from preparation and planning to be successful.

At this event we will look at experiences and practices in the San Francisco Bay Area to understand what can be done to improve disaster and emergency preparedness for our aging communities.

We will have an open panel discussion with the goal of identifying problem areas, sharing innovative ideas and practices and potential solutions.

Panelists

  • Kristi Denton Cohen

    Kristi Denton Cohen

    Staying Put or Moving On

    Founder and Producer

    See Bio
  • Elsie Kusel, EMT-P, M.S.

    Elsie Kusel, EMT-P, M.S.

    Alameda County EMS Agency

    EMS Coordinator

    See Bio
  • Doug Mosher

    Doug Mosher

    SeniorFusion.org

    CTO & Cofounder

    See Bio
  • Wesley Cheng

    Wesley Cheng

    TeleVisit.org

    Founder

  • Mick Fitzgerald

    Mick Fitzgerald

    AnewVista

    CTO

Moderator

  • Denise Yarmlak

    Denise Yarmlak

    Aging2.0 San Francisco Chapter

    Ambassador

When

Tuesday, Feb 25
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)

Where

Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor San Francisco94105

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