Recent emergency situations, such as the hurricane disasters in
the United States where elderly people did not receive access to timely
care and the outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease in a nursing home in
Toronto, have illustrated the need for Canada to have effective
emergency planning that takes into account the health needs of seniors
and those most vulnerable during emergency situations.
This issue of Expression not only aims to highlight the vulnerabilities
of seniors, but to also acknowledge and engage their expertise and
capacities to build more resilient communities.
The 8-page document is available online at:
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