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Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults

The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies. By evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan that fits those needs, you and your loved ones can be better prepared.
There are common sense measures older adults can take, to start preparing for emergencies before they happen.
A unique instructional video containing information specific to older adults and tips on how to prepare for emergency situations.
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Emergency Preparedness
Santa Clara County Public Health Department
976 Lenzen Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays

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