Sacramento Officials To Improve Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
After seeing the effects of Hurricane Katrina, Sacramento officials are re-evaluating plans on how to provide services to the area's seniors in a disaster situation, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The Sacramento Community Services Planning Council in 1997 received a one-time grant to create a Senior Disaster Reassurance Program. More than 750 seniors are enrolled in the program to check on them in the event of a disaster.
Council President Nancy Findeisen said the group is launching a new effort to enroll more people for the program.
Sacramento County has more than 70,000 people ages 75 and older (Weaver Teichert, Sacramento Bee, 9/13).