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Brookline Office Of Emergency Management To Offer Advice On Securing Vital Documents

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The Brookline Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Brookline Department of Public Health & Human Services, is pleased to offer a program for elder residents on how to secure vital documents on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA 02446, starting at 11:00 a.m.

Staff from the Brookline Office of Emergency Management and the Brookline Department of Public Health & Human Services will assist elder residents with keeping their vital documents secure in the event of an emergency by offering a two-part program about how to protect one’s vital documents.

The program will cover the importance of having access to one’s vital documents in the event of an emergency, which documents are most important, and how to store them safely.

Taking time now to learn how to organize and safeguard one’s vital documents will help to give peace of mind and ensure that participants have access to essential medical and prescription information, as well as other information, in the event of an emergency.

A second part of the program will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024, again at the Brookline Senior Center, when organizers will be on hand with portable document scanners to help participants scan their documents on a free USB drive. 

The Emergency Preparedness Buddies Program (EP Buddies) assists Brookline elders and adults with disabilities who live alone to prepare for and respond to emergency situations. More information is available here.

This project is supported with federal funding from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).