Emergencies can pose added challenges for seniors and people with disabilities. Ready New York for Seniors & People with Disabilities provides detailed instructions on developing a disaster plan, assembling an Emergency Supply Kit, and putting together a Go Bag, as well as guidance on creating a support network, preparing for evacuation and sheltering in place.
OEM encourages seniors and people with disablities to fill out and regularly update the emergency reference card included in the guide so that emergency professionals may refer to the card in the event of an emergency. Click the icons below to view the guide (in PDF) in nine languages.
This brochure is also available in English in an audio format. To receive an audio copy, call 311 (TTY:212-504-4115) or download to listen.
Watch OEM's own Frank Lowe teach seniors how to prepare for emergencies