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- Discover opportunities to consider the needs of older adults.
- Learn how to change planning processes and improve the built environment to enhance livability and increase climate resilience for this growing segment of the U.S. population.
- Assess how to collaborate with new community partners and engage with older adults and people with disabilities in planning efforts.
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FEMA and AARP have partnered to help planners and their communities adapt to climate change in an aging America. Demographic changes coupled with increased disaster risks threaten livability and community-wide resilience. While highlighting the impact of disasters on older adults, speakers focus on mitigating disasters and reducing risks to that group and entire communities.
Leaders from AARP Oregon and Louisiana share disaster stories. They describe the effects of strong planning on changing outcomes for older adults, especially those from historically disenfranchised backgrounds. They share visions and tangible outcomes of equitable planning centered on older adults.
Presenters share two new tools for planners: a Disaster Resilience Tool Kit and a Guide to Expanding Mitigation: Making the Connection to Older Adults. Come away with examples of planning and built-environment improvements that improve resilience for older adults, as well as practical tips, resources, and actionable steps toward resilient, livable communities.
The diverse population of adults aged 60 to 65 and older is the age group most affected by major disasters. Learn how the built environment and community systems can meet their needs and advance resilience for all.