This guide discusses how natural hazards affect older adults and gives tips to reduce that risk. The guide is part of a series highlighting innovative and emerging partnerships for mitigation. Other related guides include information on making the connection to people with disabilities, equity and the whole community.
This guide was created in partnership between FEMA and AARP, the nations' largest advocacy organization representing the needs of Americans age 50 and older. It highlights the value of creating accessible communities for all ages. It also recommends ways for community officials to include older adults in efforts to reduce risk through hazard mitigation. That includes the planning and project development, implementation and evaluation processes. This guide serves as a starting point for community officials to discuss how these partnerships in mitigation can create more livable, accessible, and resilient communities for all.