Emergency Preparedness

An elderly man reading an emergency preparedness brochure

People who are older, frail, have mobility issues, or are isolated are especially vulnerable during emergencies. The Department for the Aging (DFTA) works with New York City Emergency Management and other City agencies to better prepare older New Yorkers.

To better prepare older adults in the community, DFTA also:

  • Gives preparedness presentations at senior centers, naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs), churches, and other organizations
  • Requires emergency plans from senior centers, NORCs, and home-delivered meal and home care providers in DFTA's network
  • Contributes to the City's planning for and response to emergency situations