September is National Preparedness Month: Red Cross Research Shows Older Adults More Vulnerable in Disasters

Red Cross shares new tips for older adults and their families to get ready for disasters  during the coronavirus pandemic

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (September 1, 2020) — According to new research from the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and the American Academy of Nursing, older adults are more vulnerable and experience more casualties after a natural disaster compared to other age groups. That’s why this National Preparedness Month, the Red Cross, Central, and Northern AZ Chapters encourage everyone, especially older adults, to get ready for emergencies.