National Preparedness Month
For more ideas on ways to research and make wise choices, we recommend the following resources:
FDA Suggestions Regarding Food-Borne Illnesses
The elderly with weakened immune systems are especially at risk of food-borne illnesses, and present special food safety challenges.
Center for Disease Control
The CDC Web site is easily accessed for monitoring waves of influenza as they occur.
Council for Excellence in Government
Find out what your Readiness Quotient is when it comes to preparing for emergency situations. This Web site is a great tool to help individuals, families and communities determine and evaluate their readiness.
American Red Cross
Disaster preparedness suggestions including great input from seniors who have had experiences with emergencies.
Sponsored by the American Red Cross, this site hopes to help vulnerable citizens of a community in preparing for disaster situations.
Be Prepared with These Kits
This Web site offers a complete line of emergency preparedness, earthquake preparedness, hurricane preparedness, disaster survival, and first aid kits. Their products contain essential items recommended for survival kits by F.E.M.A. and The American Red Cross.