Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

The Ventura Council for Seniors (VCS) will host the first educational forum of the year focusing on Emergency Preparedness for Adults and Seniors on Friday, January 29. at the Ventura Adult and Continuing Education (VACE) Center, 5200 Valentine Rd. The forum will take place from 10:30 am to noon. A catered barbeque lunch will be served from noon to 1 pm, compliments of the Downtown Rotary, for those who RSVP by Monday, January 25. Please call 648-3035 to make reservations.

How prepared are you for the next earthquake, power outage or flood? Has the recent storm system got you on high alert? Most importantly, have you packed your Go Bag? This educational forum will help you prepare yourself in the event of an unexpected disaster. The featured presentation will be made by Mr. Darryl Smith, Emergency Manager with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services. Mr. Smith will provide important information that all citizens should be aware of in case of an emergency.

Additional speakers will include Dr. Thomas Duncan, Head of Trauma from the Ventura County Medical Center, Commander Tom Higgins from the Ventura Police Department, Assistant Chief Matthew Brock from the Ventura Fire Department, Teri Helton from Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association and John Davis from the American Red Cross.

The Ventura Council for Seniors is an advisory body that meets monthly to discuss issues important to seniors, caregivers and older adults. The meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesdays of the month at the Ventura Avenue Adult Center (VAAC, 550 N. Ventura Ave.) and at the Silvercrest Senior Residence (750 S. Petit Ave.) in Ventura. Meetings alternate each month between the west and eastside locations. For more information about this organization please go to www.cityofventura.net/adult or call 648-3035.




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