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NY Holding Citizen Preparedness Training This Week


September is National Preparedness Month. When it comes to disasters, older adults are among the most vulnerable, but there are resources to help older adults and caregivers prepare and stay safe. The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) are partnering to provide Citizens Preparedness Corps (CPC) training for older adults throughout New York State in September including sessions for residents in the Finger Lakes, Central and Western New York regions.

The CPC training, administered by DHSES and the New York National Guard (DMNA), was established in 2014 to train everyday New Yorkers how to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond immediately and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Approximately 365,000 New Yorkers have taken CPC training in community settings throughout the state over the past nine years. The trainings available throughout September are geared towards older adults to provide timely information about staying safe before, during and after a disaster.

Training sessions are planned this week in the region:

Sept. 19, 2023

6 to 8 p.m.

American Legion Post 787

5575 Legionnaire Drive

Cicero, NY 13039


Sept. 20, 2023 

2 to 4 p.m.

Lifespan of Greater Rochester

1900 S Clinton Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618


Sept. 21, 2023

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tosh Collins Senior Center

25 Cazenovia Street

Buffalo, NY 14220


Sept. 22, 2023

4 to 6 p.m.

Jamestown Community College

Hultquist Library Building

Lenna Theater–HULT 148

525 Falconer Street

Jamestown, NY 14701

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