Last summer brought scorching hot temperatures and record-breaking heatwaves to British Columbia. Unfortunately, the heat was not the only record that skyrocketed — what followed was a chain of extreme weather events.
This policy brief addresses Commitments 1, 2, 4, and 7, 8, 10 of the Regional Implementation Strategy of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing; Goals I and 3 of the 2017 Lisbon Ministerial Declaration, and SDGs 1,2,3, 5 and 10 of the 2030
Older adults consistently experience the greatest proportion of casualties during and after natural disasters compared to younger age groups. In 2005, approximately half of all deaths resulting from Hurricane Katrina were among persons age 75 years or