We Help Seniors Prepare for Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies

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.

(Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)

Older adults are among the most vulnerable in emergencies and disasters  

  • 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

“EPH is definitely helping first responders in emergencies by taking weight off the system. Focusing on ‘Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.’ to get seniors prepared is where we like to focus too.” 

Neil Bregman

Emergency Preparedness Manager Santa Rosa Fire Department

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 and their caregivers learn:  

  • How to prepare emergency go-bags
  • Where to go, what to do in an evacuation 
  • Mobility and health considerations for older adults
  • 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

Impact of EPH Workshops

  • Basic emergency preparations in place
  • Fewer 911 calls
  • First responders freed up
  • Stronger community connections
  • Peace of mind for seniors and families
  • Greater confidence during emergencies

With your support, EPH can help older adults stay safe!

Tax deductible donations can be made to Community Initiatives with “Emergency Prep Help” in the memo line.

Mail to:
Community Initiatives/EPH
1000 Broadway, Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94607.