Legal Services and Disaster Assistance for Older Adults

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Legal Services and Disaster Assistance for Older Adults

Legal aid organizations are quickly mobilizing to help older adults impacted by recent hurricanes, wildfires, and volcanoes. Older adults are at an increased risk of disease and death during disasters due to a higher prevalence of chronic conditions, physical disabilities, cognitive impairments, and other functional limitations.1

Potential limitations in mobility and access to transportation can further exacerbate the
challenges older adults face during emergencies.2

The Legal Services Corporation’s Disaster Task Force has released a report with recommendations for providing disaster legal aid, and there are many additional
resources are available to legal aid programs looking to help older adults during and after a disaster.

The Task Force Report

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