The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and the Long Term Care Ombudsman of Santa Barbara County are sponsoring a workshop to explain the Public Safety Power Shutoff to senior citizens and those providing care to senior citizens on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Mussell Senior Center in Santa Maria.
“The Area Agency on Aging and the LTC Ombudsman want to ensure that our senior community is equipped with accurate information to develop and implement plans for their safety and the safety of those they may be responsible for such as family, friends and neighbors,” stated Barry Jay Marks, Chair, Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council. “In addition, we have many facilities that are responsible for the care and safety of frail older persons.”
“Speakers at the workshop include Steven Crawford, Senior Public Safety Specialist at PG&E and Jan Koegler, County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program Manager”, continued Mr. Marks. “It is important to learn about all aspects of the PSPS from local experts to assist in our preparations.”
“As we prepare for PSPS, we must plan for ourselves as well as our family, friends and neighbors,” continued Mr. Marks. “Many of us know others who are not capable of either preparing a Plan or implementing a Plan to be safe and secure through a multi-day shutoff of electricity. Here is an opportunity to learn about the options and resources.”
“This workshop is free of charge and we encourage all interested persons to attend,” concluded Mr. Marks. “Pre-registration is requested but not required. Information about pre-registration and the workshop is available at www.CentralCoastSeniors.com or by telephone.”
Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens • 528 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454 TEL (805) 925-9554 • FAX (805) 925-9555
For additional information contact Marco Quintanar at the Long Term Care Ombudsman at 805-922- 1236, or Mrs. lippman, AAA Director, at 925-9554 or 1-800-510-2020.