Monday, January 5, 2009

Silver Alerts -- Legislator Aims to Protect the Elderly

Wisconsin Public Radio ran an interesting story this morning; a Wisconsin Legislator is introducing legislation to create "silver alerts" in the State. Similar to Amber Alerts, these public service announcements would alert the public to a dementia patient who has gone missing. Piggybacking on the current Amber Alert system means that there would be no added expenditure to create this program.

Click here to listen to the broadcast, and you can click here to contact your representative to share your thoughts on this piece of legislation.

I'll post updates as the legislation progresses.

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