Emergency Preparedness: Older Adult Workshop


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
publicaffairs@fairfaxcounty.gov

May 29, 2007

Emergency Preparedness: Older Adult Workshop on June 7

The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations will present an emergency preparedness forum with a focus on the older adult population on Thursday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James Lee Community Center, 2855-A Annandale Road, Falls Church. This program will focus on sheltering-in-place and on how to stay prepared in case of an emergency. 

The program is free and open to the public. All residents are welcome to attend. A light lunch will be provided.

The American Red Cross will conduct the first part of the program demonstrating how to assemble a shelter-in-place emergency kit. The second part of the program will present speakers from the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management and Health Department on staying prepared, how to stay alert in case of emergency and what the county is doing to help its residents be prepared.

This event is being sponsored in partnership with the offices of the following members of the Board of Supervisors: Chairman Gerald E. Connolly, Sharon Bulova (Braddock District), Penelope A. Gross (Mason District), Linda Q. Smyth (Providence District) and Elaine McConnell (Springfield District), as well as the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management, Health Department, Area Agency on Aging, James Lee Community Center, county senior centers and the National Capital area chapter of the American Red Cross.

For more information and to request reasonable ADA accommodations, contact Tania Hossain, co-chair of the Federation of Citizens Association’s Human Services Committee, at 703-560-6946, TTY 711.

More information about the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations is available at www.fairfaxfederation.org

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