Finding disaster assistance for seniors
In the wake of hurricanes and wildfires, many states across the country have been declared disaster areas. Older adults affected by these disasters may be eligible for special assistance with shelter, nutrition, and tax relief. Our BenefitsCheckUp® site now has a unique landing page for people seeking disaster relief resources.
Disaster Preparedness by Seniors for Seniors
This is an emergency preparedness guide developed by the American Red Cross and a group of older adults who experienced a two-week power outage when a massive ice storm hit the Greater Rochester, New York, area. This guide encourages older adults to prepare in advance, as emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning. This is a tool to help older adults avoid getting caught unprepared, and is meant to be kept in a handy place for quick reference.
Click here to access the guide.
California Senior Patrol:
Medicare Fraud Alert
A new health benefit available to millions of Californians encourages people to discuss end-of-life care options with their doctors.