Wethington presents to media on the risks to elders during natural disasters
March 22, 2013
Seniors are more susceptible to injury and death during natural disasters due to mobility problems, sensitivity to pollutants, and social isolation, among other issues. BCTR associate director Elaine Wethington (professor of human development) presented "Aging in the Age of Climate Change" to a group of journalists at the ILR Conference Center in NYC on March 5th. Wethington is part of the Cornell Aging and the Environment Initiative, which works to raise awareness among older people about environmental issues and to examine the impact of aging on the environment.
Natural disasters are especially hard on seniors, experts say - Cornell Chronicle
Video of Dr. Wethington's talk on Cornell Cast