COVID-19 has tragically demonstrated the serious threat that pandemics and other disasters pose to older adults’ health, safety, and well-being. What role can senior centers and senior villages play in protecting older adults’ health and building their resilience during COVID-19 and other disasters?
older adults, disaster resilience, aging-in-place
Emergency and Disaster Management | Family, Life Course, and Society | Gerontology
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Special thanks to Nicole Errett, Ann Bostrom, and Basia Belza for contributions to this research project, and to aging services practitioners who supported this research through involvement in study design or through participating in interviews. The author thanks Shannon Monnat for helpful feedback on previous drafts of this brief.
NIA-funded Interdisciplinary Network on Rural Population Health and Aging
Pendergrast, Claire, "Aging-in-Place Organizations are Key to Building Disaster Resilience for Older Adults" (2020). Population Health Research Brief Series. 39.
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