Psychosocial Issues for Older Adults in Disasters

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Response to disaster raises similar themes. We must acknowledge that certain vulnerabilities exist among many elders and that these vulnerabilities are likely to intensify at times of disaster and during the often lengthy recovery process. Older persons have much to offer in times of crisis. Their perspective, their life skills, and their compassion have been tempered over decades. As this guide points out, they are uniquely able to assure others, when times are difficult, that “this, too, shall pass.” Read more.

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