Silver Alert


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Silver Alert

A public alert issued in the United States to help locate a missing senior citizen, especially one who suffers from dementia. It is similar to the Amber Alert system that exists to help locate missing children. "Silver" is a term often associated with senior citizens, referring to the gray or white hair that often have. Primarily heard in US. Does anyone know if they found the man from this morning's Silver Alert?
See also: alert, silver
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Undoubtedly, a result of so doing, with the pen and microphone in hand, I was able to help rebuild and start churches; effect public schools, a public-charter and a parochial school along with their curriculums; to save the local library system; build basketball courts and a skateboard park; facilitate monuments, rename streets, effect ordinances in Niagara Falls and Buffalo; to bring the Silver Alert Program to Niagara County as a board member for the Alzheimer's Association of Western NY; initiated the largest international kite festival ever in NYS with the Homan Walsh reenactment and the Arch of Kites at the Rainbow Bridge, and so, so much more--things that newsmen and columnist just generally don't do'
An Amber Alert notifies the public if a child is missing; a Silver Alert notifies the public if a senior is missing.
Under this legislation, law enforcement can issue a Silver Alert for that individual.
Finally, Bill 210, Missing Persons (Silver Alert) Amendment Act 2017, sponsored by Mark Smith, MLA (Drayton Valley-Devon), enables authorities to activate a "silver alert," much like an "amber alert," for missing children, in cases when adults with reduced mental capacity go missing.
Enfin, le projet de loi 210, Missing Persons (Silver Alert) Amendment Act 2017, parraine par M.
Silver Alert:informs the public when an elderly person goes missing.
There is often the silver alert, for the older patient or citizen
One newly implemented US public health policy the Silver Alert (SA) policy--called for development of public media notification programs for quickly locating missing adults.
Angela told the Daily Post yesterday: "In Greece when a person goes missing they have a Silver Alert so when there is a TV ad break an alarm sounds and they show a picture of the missing person.
Republicans want community colleges to provide more vocational and technical training programs; to establish a "silver alert" response system in law enforcement agencies for seniors who go missing; and to provide more funds for energy efficiency projects in public schools through the Energy Trust of Oregon.
Researchers analyzed 156 records from the Florida Silver Alert program (a public notification system that utilizes television, radio, and digital highway signs to broadcast information about missing persons with dementia and other mental health issues).