Older Adults and the Challenges of Disaster Related Grief and Mortality
With Rev James W. Ellor, Ph.D., D. Min., LCSW, LCPC, DCSW, BCD, CSW-G
Recorded April 2018
When a disaster strikes, it impacts the entire community. Young and old face a new reality of life, but the challenges of each are somewhat different. Older adults encounter stress and coping through the lens of all their years of living. This can be a strength in coping, but also exposes the health and cognitive challenges often faced by seniors. The most profound impact on older adults is reflected in the mortality rate, as older adults are significantly more likely to die as the result of catastrophic events.