When emergencies happen, such as severe winter storms or hurricanes causing power outages, the best protection is being prepared, particularly for the elderly. Former broadcast meteorologist/storm-chaser, Tim Elbertson, the Community Outreach Coordinator with the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, will be the featured presenter at “Emergency Preparedness for Seniors,” a complimentary educational seminar presented by Symphony Square Senior Living at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the residence at 35 Old Lancaster Road, Bala Cynwyd, 19004. This seminar is open to the general public, however, seating is limited. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Lisa Maas at 610-660-6560.
Elbertson will offer practical advice to guests that range from creating an emergency supply kit to weather predictions as well as sharing interesting stories about his storm-chasing days. It is noteworthy that Symphony Square offers short-term stays for seniors during emergency periods of time and is one of the only area assisted living residences fully licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The range of topics to be covered includes:
· How to build an emergency supply kit on a budget
· First Aid
· Evacuation procedures
· Communication with loved ones
· Safety first
· In addition, Tim will share general weather information and stories about storm chasing!
Tim Elbertson is the Community Outreach Coordinator with the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety. His mission is to empower individuals to successfully recover from any disaster by demonstrating the best way to prepare for them. In addition to speaking at schools, businesses, and other groups, Tim is heavily involved in nurturing a growing volunteer base in Montgomery County and coordinates disaster preparedness training opportunities for the general public. Prior to joining the Department of Public Safety, Tim witnessed Mother Nature’s fury first-hand while working as a broadcast meteorologist for more than a decade at TV stations in Kansas, Texas, Minnesota, and Colorado. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner and a certified SKYWARN storm spotter.
ABOUT SYMPHONY SQUARE SENIOR LIVING: Symphony Square is a premier assisted living and memory care residence in a luxurious setting located at 35 Old Lancaster Road in Bala Cynwyd, PA on the Main Line of Philadelphia. It is designed to accommodate a full range of exceptional senior living options including assisted living, specialized memory care, respite care, rehabilitation services and hospice care. Symphony Square is one of the only area assisted living residences fully licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Every day at Symphony Square, our goal is to go above and beyond to enrich the lives of our residents including an exceptional standard of care, wellness programs and social activities in a family atmosphere, to create a community which residents enjoy calling home. For more information about Symphony Square, please contact 610-660-6560.