Be A Hero!

Be Your Own First Responder


Friday March 19, 2021

10 a.m. – Noon

Training will be virtual via Zoom. The link will be sent after you have registered.


Brought to you by the Western Slope’s region 10 Area Agency on Aging

Presented by Julia Beems, CIDE Outreach & Emergency Preparedness Program Coordinator



How do you know if there’s an emergency in your community?

What should you do if you’re told to evacuate your home?

What should you have with you during an emergency?

What is your emergency plan?


Pleas join CU Denver’s Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE), in collaboration with the Western Slope’s region 10 Area Agency on Aging, for an emergency preparedness training for older adults, persons with disabilities, their family members and caregivers.



• Emergency preparedness basics and specific considerations for individuals who may require more assistance.

• What you need to do to be ready for any emergency.

• How to develop an emergency plan specific to your needs.

• What to include in your personal emergency supply kits.

The first 20 individuals to register will receive an emergency kit with 20+ starter supplies!

Julia Beems, M.A.

Julia Beems is a Senior Research Instructor and the Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering’s Outreach and Emergency Preparedness Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. Ms. Beems has worked in the field of assistive technology for over 30 years providing assessments, technical assistance and training to individuals with disabilities, their family members and the professionals who serve them. Her current responsibilities include providing outreach services across Colorado to individuals with disabilities and their family members; professionals from educational, employment, healthcare and emergency response agencies who work with them; policy makers and legislators; and the general public. her areas of expertise include low-tech, low-cost assistive technology solutions, emergency preparedness and modifications for the rural and agricultural communities. Ms. Beems represents CIDE as a member of the Colorado Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities, the North Central Region Functional Needs Steering Committee, and the state Community Preparedness Advisory Council. She has been recognized by the American Horticultural Therapy Association for Humanitarian Service and by AARP as an Outstanding Community Partner.


Contact Julia: (303)315-1284 -or-



This presentation is open to anyone.

Registration is required. 

Register Here

Do you have accommodation requests? Please contact Julia at

We are committed to accommodating the needs of participants with disabilities. 

Accommodations will be provided upon request, but must be submitted in writing by March 5, 2021. 


Introduction to Emergency Preparedness