Senior Resiliency Project


To support long-term care, assisted living and independent living senior housing facilities in preparing for storms, floods, and other climate-related extreme weather events through energy resiliency audits and the development of all-hazards emergency plans that emphasize sheltering in place rather than evacuation. When conducted by facilities that serve seniors, these important emergency preparedness actions will reduce risk to vulnerable senior citizens and increase overall emergency preparedness levels of the facilities that serve them.

What we do

  • Provide a Facility Assessment Form that helps facility managers to evaluate facility energy resiliency and ability to shelter in place in the event of an emergency .
  • Make available a Shelter-in-Place Plan Template to facilitate development of formal planning efforts and a Staff Training Presentation that supports facilities to educate and prepare staff members.
  • Support facilities by providing Technical Assistance Webinar Series and Quick Reference Guides for assisted living facilities and longterm care facilities that provide instruction for facility emergency preparedness planning staff to carry out the site assessment, develop the shelter in place plan, and other project steps.
  • Work with partners, stakeholders, and consultants to assist qualified long-term care facilities, assisted living residences, and independent senior housing facilities to prepare for extreme weather and disasters.
  • Provide free site-specific energy resiliency audits and development of all-hazards plans for shelter-in-place.
  • Engage up to 30 sites across Rhode Island that were directly impacted by Hurricane Irene, Super Storm Sandy, or Winter Storm Nemo.