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We prepare seniors for natural disasters
and other emergencies

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  EPH makes front page news in the Press Democrat! Read the full article here  

"Emergency Prep Help is ensuring our communities are prepared and ready for the next disaster.

This fantastic work will save many lives and provide first responders an opportunity to focus on the emergency,

and less on helping the civilians evacuate.”

Chad Costa, Assistant Fire Chief, Petaluma Fire Department

Seniors are one of the fastest-growing demographics in California and the U.S.

According to the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the senior population (65+) has grown by over 32% since 2010, and is projected to reach 95 million by 2060.

Northern California counties exceed state and national statistics by several points.

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Credit: Don Bartlett, Los Angeles Times

Older adults are among the most vulnerable in emergencies and disasters. They may have:

  • Limited access to emergency information

  • Minimal resources for supplies

  • Reliance on others for transportation

  • Lack of family or other support systems

  • Compromised health or mobility

How We Help


In our two-part workshops, EPH brings expert speakers from local agencies such as the fire department, emergency services, American Red Cross, and animal services (on keeping pets calm and safe during an emergency).

Older adults learn:  

  • How to prepare emergency go-bags

  • Where to go, what to do in an evacuation 

  • Steps to take in extended power outages

  • Pet care in an emergency

  • Basic equipment and provisions needed

  • Sign ups for emergency alerts and radios

  • All participants receive a free emergency go-bag with basic supplies


​We've distilled the impact of our workshops into six key benefits. They are:

  1. Basic emergency preparations in place

  2. Fewer 911 calls

  3. First responders freed up

  4. Stronger community connections

  5. Peace of mind for seniors and families

  6. Greater confidence during emergencies

Join Us!

Together we can help seniors get prepared

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