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Workshops: Including the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness



May 13, 2008


Preparing for All Abilities: Including People with Disabilities and the Elderly In Emergency Preparedness

Regional Workshop

Emergencies and disasters take a huge toll on vulnerable populations. Preparedness improves the ability to cope with, respond to and recover from them.

The Maine Emergency Management Agency invites you to participate in a Regional Workshop aimed at improving the emergency preparedness of people with disabilities, the elderly and the communities in which they live. There is no cost to attend. The locations are listed below. All workshops are scheduled for 12:30 to 5:00.

Who should attend?

If you are elderly, have a disability or care for or provide services to someone who does, this Workshop is for you. This workshop encourages participation of people with disabilities, the elderly, their caregivers and families, agencies which provide services, public safety and emergency management personnel, elected officials, voluntary organizations, food banks, advocates and interested citizens. It is important to attend to provide input, guidance and identify capabilities for emergency response.

Please Note: Please help us by registering by the deadline listed if you need special accommodation or assistance. This allows us to ensure those services are in place. And please stay tuned for schedules and open registration for remaining workshops.

Workshops are being planned for the following areas:
Location Date Serving These Counties Registration Deadline
Skowhegan: Skowhegan Community Center, Poulin Street May 7, 2008 Somerset April 16
Portland June 17 Cumberland May 23


  • Registration and Welcome
  • Emergency Management – Re: Notification, Evacuation, Sheltering, Staying at Home
  • Personal Preparedness for Individuals and Families
  • Break with Refreshments
  • Beyond Your Door: Who Can and Will Help and Are They Ready, Too?
  • Improving Your Community’s Ability to Help: Interactive Discussion and Listening

How to Register



Rayna Leibowitz, MEMA


Last update: 07/20/10