Support by cultural leaders specifically for senior citizens
With regard to physical mobility and isolation issues, elderly people may not be mobile or well enough to move to safety. To ensure this does not happen, DMAs could also use an outreach approach, using likely support networks and enquiring with civic, religious and other leaders. The physical difficulties that older citizens face means that they need additional and adequate resources to cope, such as good quality bedding, warm clothes and blankets, appropriate food and medications.
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Disaster Phases: Response
Types of Actors Concerned: National civil protection body, Local authorities, Active citizens, Government, Red Cross, NGOs, Military, Law enforcement agencies, Healthcare and emergency services, European Civil Protection Mechanism, UN and other international organisations