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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.

Ngày tháng: Tháng 6 23, 2022 - Tháng 6 24, 2022

Thời gian: 9:00 am - 8:00 am

Virtual

Event Details

Region 1 hosted a two-day Zoom webinar focused on disaster and emergency preparedness for adults age 55+. Speakers shared how to respond before, during, and after disasters in the New England Area. 

The two-day webinar will present content, including:

  • Floods and heavy rainfall
  • Severe winter weather
  • Cybersecurity
  • Personal health and wellness

Webinar Agenda

Day 1: 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

Day 2: 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

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.