What We Heard - Provincial Consultation on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

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1) Engagement and collaboration at multiple levels

  • CBSS, EM, HA, local government all have important roles/responsibilities in planning and response
  • Engage other key players- eg. seniors groups; landlords, building managers,  tenants’ organizations; families/caregivers; disability organizations
  • Build relationships and trust in advance

2) Recognition and understanding of unique needs of older residents

  • Awareness of barriers – eg. communication, language, culture, digital access, poverty
  • Awareness of physical, mental, and emotional needs and differences
  • Critical to identify isolated seniors on no one’s radar