A Lot Can Happen in a Year

Submitted by Kris Downey, Information Advisory Committee member

It’s that time of year when families come together to celebrate, eat and observe treasured traditions. Consider starting a family tradition of creating/updating everyone’s contact information.

Why is this important? Because a lot can happen in a year — people move, get married, get un-married, pass away — you get the idea. A current list of contact info will save time and reduce stress in the event of an emergency. It’s also important to appoint a family member, or trusted friend to act as the central contact for all family members.

Complete this information for each family member including out-of-state contacts.

Home Address:
City, State, Zip:
City State Zip
Date of Birth:
Social Security Number:
Important Medical Info:

Make sure all family members have this list. Update as needed, but at a minimum once per year. Do your best to keep contact info current in your cell phone. Also keep a paper copy of this information as a low-tech back up plan that can’t be knocked offline.

Lastly, put the information into your cell phone’s contact list under “I C E” (In Case of Emergency). First responders are trained to look for it in an emergency.

A lot can happen in a year. Keeping contacts up-to-date is a small thing that can reap big rewards in an emergency situation.

The Board provides a budget to operate an Emergency Operations Center, and the recruitment, training, and equipment for a cadre of trained resident volunteers responding to the aid of their neighbors and SCSH community.  The Emergency Preparedness Sub-Committee is always looking for new members to assist when an actual emergency occurs at Sun City Shadow Hills. 

If you are interested in volunteering with this or any committee, please fill out the Advisory Committee Interest Form: www.scshca.com/committeeinterest