According to the latest census by the United States Census Bureau, just over one in five residents in Aiea are 65 years old or older — well above most other neighborhoods in Hawaii. Due to Aiea’s significant elderly population, learning how to prepare for and evacuate seniors in case of emergencies is an extremely important planning initiative for our residents.
The Aiea-Pearl City legislators are hosting an Emergency Preparedness panel (see attached flyer) on Thursday, May 19th at the Pearlridge Elementary School Cafeteria with a focus on emergency preparedness planning for senior citizens – particularly those with dementia or other mobility issues. This free panel will feature representatives from Lyon Associates, AARP, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, and other organizations. It will teach participants how to create escape plans, emergency kits, and important safety tips to ensure that our community’s senior citizens will be prepared for the next natural disaster or emergency.If you are caring for an elderly family member, or have elderly neighbors, we strongly encourage you to join us for this discussion! Please contact Doris Lam at 768-5006 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.