Free Hurricane Preparedness For Seniors Seminar
ARE LOCAL SENIORS AT RISK THIS HURRICANE SEASON? According to the Journal “Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness”, following Hurricane Katrina, of the nearly 1,000 residents of New Orleans who died from hurricane related deaths, almost half were age 75 or older. This Statistic highlights the importance for seniors to properly prepare for the Gulf Coasts quickly approaching hurricane season. FORT MYERS, FL. – June 4, 2012 Statistics following Hurricane Katrina paint a grim picture of hurricane preparedness. This is especially true for seniors who were impacted by this tragedy. To help protect our local senior population from a similar fate, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is joining Abby Services In Home Care for Seniors, to present a hurricane preparedness seminar specifically developed for seniors. The seminar was developed by local senior care experts Abby Services and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to help highlight and address the emergency preparedness issues and concerns that most commonly affect seniors. Typical senior specific concerns range from transportation issues & pet care, to Special Needs Shelters for those with critical medical conditions. The seminar will be presented in an easy to follow format that summarizes some of the most current emergency preparedness information available. The seminar will be held on June 18th from 9am-11am at The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters (14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. Fort Myers, FL 33912). According to Scott Strachan an RN with Abby Services, “Emergencies can range from an inconvenience, to devastation, but with appropriate planning seniors can take steps to minimize the impact these natural disasters may have on them.” Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott encourages all local seniors to attend this event and resolve not to become a victim. To register please contact Jaimee Thompson with Abby Services at 239-590-0861 or Jaimee@abbyservices.com.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters
14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. , Fort Myers, FL 33919