Planning for the Elderly in Natural Disaster

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Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Human Development, Administration on Aging, 1977 - Disaster relief - 21 pages

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Page 17 - President is authorized to make a grant to a State for the purpose of such State making grants to meet disaster-related necessary expenses or serious needs of individuals or families adversely affected by a major disaster in those cases where such individuals or families are unable to meet such expenses or needs through assistance under other provisions of this Act, or from other means.
Page 19 - A Study of Earthquake Losses in the San Francisco Bay Area, Data and Analysis.
Page 17 - ... under Major Group 65 of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual prepared by the Bureau of the Budget, and available from the US Government Printing Office. 1940 Act Company. "1940 Act Company" means a Licensee which is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. SBA. "SBA" means the Small Business Administration, 1441 L Street NW Washington, DC 20416. Small business concern. "Small business concern...
Page 19 - Prospective View of Natural Disasters in the United States". Paper presented at the First International Symposium of the System Safety Society on Safety and the Consumer. Denver, Colorado, 1973b. Friedman, DG Computer Simulation of the Natural Hazard Catastrophe Potential. Hartford, Connecticut: The Travelers Insurance Company, 1973c. Friedsam, HJ Reactions of older persons to disastercaused losses: a hypotheseis of relative deprivation. Gerontologist. 1961, 1,34-37.
Page 19 - McLuckie, Benjamin F. The Warning System in Disaster Situations: A Selective Analysis. Research Report No. 9. Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University Disaster Research Center, 1970.
Page 10 - Regardless of the type of disaster, the community's priority is with the injured. Immediate service is channeled into securing medical attention for casualties. Location of missing persons involves calls for aid both from within and around the affected area. Communication here becomes extremely important; centers keeping lists of injured, missing and found persons are established. PROVIDING AN ASSESSMENT TO STATE OFFICE ON AGING Of immediate concern to your area agency is providing an assessment...
Page 5 - Locations of homeowners. • Locations of senior citizens' centers and their membership lists (if available). • Socio-economic characteristics of the seniors. Class differences may point out differing needs. Often lower income individuals lack insurance coverage and information and need more assistance than upper and middle income groups. • Location of nursing homes and high rise apartments. Consider the special needs of these residents. For example, planners should have some idea of the number...
Page 1 - Throughout the ages, man has waged constant battle with the forces of nature — a ruthless enemy which endangers his food sources, his shelter, and his very life. Natural disasters — tornadoes, floods, blizzards, earthquakes and others — strike quickly and without regard to age. As well, in this technical age, it is not enough to consider only natural disasters. Although the elderly are equally the victims of the ravages of any disaster, when disasters...

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