Downloadable Guides and Resources

Below are checklists, guides, and tips for seniors. Download and use them to help you learn how to prepare for and recover from emergencies.

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors Guide (PDF, 2 MB)
Are you prepared for a disaster to strike right now? This booklet offers checklists and tips to help you get prepared. Learn what you need to have on hand, how to get information, and who to contact in an emergency. (American Red Cross)

Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans. Get Ready Now. (PDF, 878 KB)
This brochure can help you learn and discuss the steps needed to prepare for disasters. Learn how to get a kit, make a plan, and be informed. You can print and keep this small but informative brochure or pass it along to other seniors. (

Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders (PDF, 3 MB)
Are you a senior living in Florida? This 24-page guide offers useful tips to help you prepare for disasters. You can find tips by disaster types and sections for seniors with special needs. You can even learn how to plan for your pets. There are also helpful checklists and forms as well as contacts for senior and disaster-related services. (State of Florida)

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors (PDF, 285 KB)
This fact sheet from Wisconsin Emergency Management can help you prepare for emergencies. Learn how to create a network of people who can check on and help you in an emergency. Find out how to plan for medications and medical supplies. You can also learn what documents you’ll need in case of an emergency. (Ready Wisconsin)

Last Updated: 05/22/2018