Addressing the Impact of Winter Storms: Resources for Advocates

The severe winter weather of the past week has left many households without heat and electricity. For older adults and other at-risk populations, the loss of utilities can exacerbate health conditions. Poor road conditions also further isolate individuals and impact access to essentials and supportive services. Legal assistance providers and aging and disability advocates may be called on to help with various issues during and in the aftermath of these weather emergencies. Here are some resources that can be used to provide assistance:

NCLER—Legal Services and Disaster Assistance for Older Adults: This collection of resources is for legal assistance providers and advocates working with older adults during and after a disaster.