Natural Disasters and Seniors: How to Protect Older Adults
from The Huffington Post Canada
The recent floods in Calgary caught people by surprise. The water came quickly, and although many Calgarians were on alert to leave, when the evacuation order was finally issued, speed was of the essence. One of the 26 Calgary communities that had to be evacuated was Bridgeland, near the Bow River. For over 50 years, the area has been home to lower-income Calgary seniors in affordable housing provided by Silvera for Seniors. When the evacuation order was issued for Bridgeland, it meant that almost 600 seniors needed to leave the area in a hurry.
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