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The Cass County Council on Aging has received a grant from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America in support of the Project Lifesaver Program.  We are now able to offer this program Free for one year for new participants valued at $518.  This includes monthly service dues, the participants bracelets and batteries.

 

Project Lifesaver Does Save Lives

 

At 7:30 in the morning, a 77-year old Alabama man was reported missing from his home by his wife who discovered that he was not there when she awoke. Luckily, the victim was a participant in the Project Lifesaver program and was wearing his tracking bracelet at the time of disappearance.
Officers were deployed with receivers near the victim’s home and deputies quickly located the gentleman about three quarters of a mile away in a deep ditch that was about 100 feet off the roadway. The victim was conscious and responsive and had minor facial injuries. He was transported to the local hospital to be checked out.

 

The local Sheriff was very pleased with the outcome saying, “This could have been a lot worse, but thankfully it ended with the victim safely reunited with his family. I’m also glad the victim was a participant in our Project Lifesaver program. Without it, the search could have taken hours. It’s very important that people know this program is available, especially if they have loved ones with conditions that cause them to wander off.”

 

If you have a loved one who has a tendency to wander like this gentleman, please contact Deputy MaKenzie Kreiner at (269) 445-8110 to discuss Cass County’s Project Lifesaver program.

 

You never want to be in a situation where you say you wished you would have found them sooner. 

 

 

Author: 
COA Staff