The push for an alert system for missing seniors continues. While congress failed to fund the National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA), States continue to express the need for Silver Alerts. What happens when the Silver Alert, like an AMBER Alert expires, where is their information posted then?
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer says South Carolina needs an alert system to quickly find seniors who wander off because they suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Bauer told a group of seniors at the Statehouse on Tuesday that he’s working to create an emergency Silver Alert system that’s modeled after the Amber Alert system used to find missing children.
Adding to a growing list:
TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey would become the 11th state to create an emergency system for locating elderly residents gone missing, under a bill that advanced Monday.
The alert system would be much like the “Amber Alert” used by state police to find missing children.
The “Silver Alert” system is already in use in 10 states: Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.