On Saturday, May 19, the American Red Cross will be presenting an information session to educate senior citizens on how to better protect themselves by planning ahead for disasters, such as hurricanes. The seminar will cover the three steps of being “Red Cross Ready” and techniques to be best prepared in the event of a disaster.
The senior community is invited to attend the information session, which will take place at the John J. Hainkel, Jr. Adult Day Care Center at 612 Henry Clay Ave. in Uptown New Orleans. The seminar will start at 10 a.m. and is expected to last an hour. Refreshments will be provided.
Robin Barber, an American Red Cross Specialist in Community Recovery from the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the Hurricane Recovery Program will be the speaker on topics such as getting a disaster kit and making a plan. A FREE disaster starter kit will be provided, along with various brochures and education guides.
Space is limited to the first 60 registrants, so please RSVP by May 18 to Syril Shultz, program director for the Hainkel Center, at (504) 896-1414 or SSchultz@dhh.la.gov.