LACF Program provides emergency preparedness backpacks for seniors

CAFE founder Anabel Pelham is working with LACF, a local Eagle Scout, Los Altos Rotary and Los Altos and Los Altos Hills on this great project.

Eagle Scout Warren “Renny” Glasner, 17, teamed up last month with Los Altos Rotarian and Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Senior Commission Chairwoman Anabel Pelham to provide 100 backpacks containing a three-day supply of essential survival items for seniors in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. The duo, along with a handful of local scouts and two city of Los Altos staff members, assembled and distributed the emergency kits to registered Los Altos and Los Altos Hills seniors April 5 in the Hillview Community Center Multipurpose Room. The group distributed 80 backpacks at the event and delivered 20 more to nonmobile seniors in the community.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ Partners for Elder Generations Committee, the Los Altos Community Foundation and Los Altos Legacies – a philanthropy group dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors – funded the prgram. Each emergency kit included a whistle, glow sticks, a rain poncho, a blanket and a booklet with guidelines to follow in the event of a disaster. A three-day supply of drinking-water pouches and two days’ worth of energy bars were also included.

CAFE – Center for Age Friendly Excellence
A progam of the Los Altos Community Foundation