December 01, 2017

Disasters, Evacuations, and Recovery

(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: Bifocal, Vol. 39, Issue 2.)

At the NALC, we heard many stories about the evacuations of elderly and people with disabilities during the recent natural disasters in Florida, Texas, California and Puerto Rico. We also heard of seniors living in unsafe conditions in the aftermath of these disasters because they feared that reaching out for help might cause them to lose their homes and be put into guardianship.

We’d like your stories of what worked and what didn’t work in recent evacuations and their aftermath so that we can all be better prepared to serve our communities in the future.

Even if you don't have a story on evacuation, we'd love to hear from you on any topic that relates to law and aging.

Please e-mail your stories and letters to aging@americanbar.org. Please include your name, your e-mail address, and your telephone number (work or home), and place of employment; if applicable and your professional affiliation. When commenting on an article, please include the volume number, issue and the article title.

The Commission on Law and Aging retains the right to abridge and edit your stories. If you would like your letter to the editor to be published online, it must be no longer than 300 words. Only original letters can be used. Published letters become the property of the ABA and may be
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