CHATHAM– On Monday, February 3rd, the Chatham COA will host 2 sessions of a study to be conducted by researchers from Northeastern University that is designed to examine the independence needs of older adults during emergency evacuations. Two separate sessions will be held at 10am and at 1pm. Northeastern is seeking participants who are: adults 65 years and older; or, adults 18 years or older who are a family member or friend of the above; or, adults 18 years or older with at least 1 year of experience working as a caregiver of an adult 65 years or older. Participants must be able to read, write, and communicate in English. Participants who have experience with, or own, smartphones such as iPhone, Samsung, LG, or similar, are preferred but not required. Northeastern is seeking to gain knowledge of participant concerns, and how they would react in an emergency response situation by conducting 90-minute group discussions to generate design ideas. Participants who complete the study will receive $40. For more information, please contact: Northeastern University Representatives at 617-373-2740, or email: [email protected].