National Silver Alert Act--Nationwide Network for Locating Missing Seniors

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Northland New Center reports that new Federal legislation has been introduced to help locate missing seniors.

The legislation would create a nationwide network for locating missing adults and senior citizens. The “National Silver Alert Act” would create a federal program modeled after the AMBER Alert and provide federal coordination and assistance to local and state law enforcement agencies.

  • “As Alzheimer’s and dementia continue to affect too many Minnesotans, many seniors are at a high risk of ending up lost and in a dangerous situation,” says Sen. Klobuchar of Minnesota.  “This legislation, which is similar to a program already in place in Minnesota, will help law enforcement across the country spread the word anytime a senior has gone missing and help improve the chances that tragedy is averted.”