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Training: Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens

  • 10/23/2014
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Community Choice Credit Union at Vet's Auditorium, 833 Fifth Ave. Des Moines, IA

Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. Factors such as physical limitations, mental ailments, and medication requirements are issues of concern for caregivers of senior citizens. These specific needs, amongst others considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans for these at-risk citizens.


This four-hour course is designed to enhance the caregiver’s awareness of vulnerability factors associated with senior citizens. Participants will learn how to identify, prepared, and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of senior citizens when a natural hazard event occurs. Particular attention is directed toward developing an awareness of the preparedness and response needs of all senior citizens, inclusive of economic, medical, cognitive and mobility determinants.


Course Modules include:

  • What to Expect: Natural Hazards and Natural Disasters
  • Constraints, Vulnerabilities, and Resilience
  • Preparedness Exercise

Target audience for this course includes senior care providers (family members, friends, personal attendants, home health agencies, in-home services, roommates, medical providers), emergency managers, general public.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


This course is being presented by the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC). There will be two simultaneous trainings provided on Oct. 23. You must register on both the HSEMD Training website as well as the NDPTC website. You only need to register for one session via the NDPTC.


  • Click here to register for this course on the HSEMD Training website.
  • Click here to register for Session One on the NDPTC website. 
    (Use code #25318) 
  • Click here to register for Session Two on the NDPTC website. 
    (Use code #31456)



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