Region 1 Older Adult Preparedness Webinar

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Two-day Zoom webinar focused on disaster and emergency preparedness for adults age 55+. Speakers will share how to respond before, during, and after disasters in the New England Area. Topics covered will include floods and heavy rainfall, severe winter weather, cybersecurity, and personal health and wellness.

Date: June 23, 2022 - June 24, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Virtual

Event Details

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Day 1 Agenda

June 23 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

  • 1:00 Introduction to FEMA and Welcoming Remarks
    • Kate Mccarthy Barnett, FEMA Region 1 Disability Integration Specialist
  • 1:05 Introduction to General Preparedness
    • Joe Arsenault, Exercise Coordinator for Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
    • Andres Creach, Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry Coordinator
  • 1:35 Break
  • 1:40 Flood/Heavy Rainfall
    • Dr. Duane Hagelgans, SCTF Incident Management Team, Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency, Associate Professor at Millersville University
  • 2:35 Break
  • 2:40 Cybersecurity
    • Daniel King, CISA Region 1 Chief of Cybersecurity
  • 3:30 Closing Remarks

Register for Day 1.

Day 2 Agenda

June 24 9:00 am-12:00 pm EST

 

  • 9:00 Introduction to FEMA and Welcoming Remarks
    • Kate Mccarthy Barnett, FEMA Region 1 Disability Integration Specialist
  • 9:05 Introduction to General Preparedness
    • John Watkins, Greater Nashua CERT, Certified FEMA, ALERRT.org Instructor, Instructor at Rivier University’s Institute for Senior Education
  • 9:35 Break
  • 9:40 Severe Winter Weather
    • Amber Liggett, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • 10:35 Break
  • 10:40 Personal Health and Wellness
    • Jennifer Throwe, Administration for Community Living (ACL) Region 1 Regional Administrator
  • 11:35 Closing Remarks

Register for Day 2.

Event Contact

Individuals requiring accommodations, including sign language interpreters, Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) and other accommodations should contact Kate McCarthy-Barnett at 617-816-6351 or kate.mccarthybarnett@fema.dhs.gov at least 2 weeks prior to date of event.

Last updated July 1, 2022