Amber Alerts for Children – Silver Alerts for the Elderly

First there were Amber Alerts, now Florida along with a dozen other states have adopted the Silver Alert. A Silver Alert is circulated when a person 60 or older who suffers from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or another cognitive impairment goes missing.There is legislation creating a national program that is pending in Congress. So far Florida has issued 19 bulletins and all 19 have been found. One feature of the Florida program is an automated phone call to every residence within a one-mile radius of the missing person’s home.

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