Designing Educational Programs for Older Adults (FCS2216/FY631)

man looking at camera over bifocalsThis 4-page fact sheet discusses marketing to older adults, location and timing of programs, and how to successfully share information with older adults. Written by Martie Gillen, Carolyn Wilken, and Jenny Jump, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2012.

Ethical Issues in Building and Maintaining Coalitions: A 10-Step Decision-Making Model for Choosing between Right and Right (FCS9203/FY664)

Coalitions form in communities to address complex issues and to take advantage of the resources and expertise of diverse people and groups. Sometimes coalitions may face difficult ethical dilemmas, and it helps for all members of the coalition to be aware of these issues. Learn about the 10-Step Decision-Making Model to use when making ethical decisions. This 8-page fact sheet was written by Martie Gillen, Carolyn S. Wilken, and Katey Walker, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, August 2012.

Disaster Planning for Caregivers (FAR6018/FM450)

Emergency supply list“News that a hurricane or tornado is on its way can cause anyone to worry. But if you’re responsible for providing care for someone who’s disabled, chances are you face additional concerns. You and the person you care for may not be able to “jump and run” when the tornado sirens are sounded or the hurricane warning is issued. As a caregiver, you should have specific strategies to be prepared for any natural disaster that may come your way.” This 2-page Family Album Radio transcript was written by Carolyn Wilken, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, July 2012.

Disaster Planning Tips for Older Adults (FCS9198/FY620)

Disaster can strike without warning. An important part of planning for a disaster is to have a plan for what you will do if you have to leave your home. Pick a place to meet family members or a close friend in the event that you have to evacuate. Communications often are down early in a disaster, so knowing where to meet loved ones or friends ahead of time is helpful. Use the special tips in this 4-page fact sheet to plan and prepare for any emergency. Written by Carolyn S. Wilken, Linda B. Bobroff, and Emily Minton and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, February 2011.