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Webinar: Enhancing the Resilience of Seniors in Your Community

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 12:00

Wednesday, October 18, 2017. 12:00PM. Webinar: Enhancing the Resilience of Seniors in Your Community. Jason Rhoades, Antioch University New England. Sponsored by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). More information here.


This webinar will focus on the safety and well-being of seniors within the context of climate change.  Using a participatory adaptation planning process conducted with members of the senior community in Bridgeport Connecticut as a case study, the presentation will describe seniors’ unique characteristics that put them at risk to climate change and will share specific recommendations to enhance their resilience.  Additionally, the presentation will discuss the participatory process itself to illustrate an approach for engaging seniors and other vulnerable groups directly in adaptation planning.  As part of the presentation, these issues will be considered through a municipal lens with an eye toward safeguarding seniors and other vulnerable groups within the context of city wide emergency preparedness efforts.  Throughout, the presentation will balance site-specific insights with broadly applicable frameworks and will illustrate how considerations and techniques may be adapted to differing contexts.

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