A workshop to prepare seniors for home emergencies will be held in Penticton next month.
With wildfire season approaching and as part of the city’s initiative to become more age-friendly, an emergency preparedness event for seniors is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the Penticton Community Center on June 8.
The workshop, in partnership with Aging Well Penticton, will help people create a home emergency plan and know what services are available in the event of a disaster.
“As the Age-Friendly Action Plan recognizes, older adults have unique considerations and preparation for being prepared for an emergency, so we are very pleased to partner with this workshop,” said Brittany Seibert. , coordinator of the city’s emergency program.
Those attending the event will have the opportunity to create a “Grab and Go” bag, which includes supplies seniors may need in the first 72 hours of an emergency.
“I would like to encourage all residents of Penticton to plan now what you will do to safely evacuate yourself and your family members in the event of an emergency,” said Mayor John Vassilaki.
The event coincides with Seniors Week 2022, an initiative recognized throughout British Columbia
As part of the City’s “age-friendly” efforts, free transit for seniors 55 and older during Seniors’ Week was recently approved at a council meeting.
The emergency preparedness workshop will take place in Room 4 of the Community Center.
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