WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – An elderly White Plains woman who was reported missing Wednesday night was found within one hour by Westchester County Police who traced her location using Project Lifesaver, the county police department announced.
Project Lifesaver began in 2008 and provides those suffering from dementia who have a history of wandering away a tracking bracelet that emits a radio signal. This signal allows county police officers to locate missing people wearing the bracelet. The program has located nine missing persons.
Wednesday, officers Kathleen Cristiano and Christopher Neuhs found the missing woman on Prospect Avenue and South Lexington Avenue, about 1.3 miles from her home, at 9:12 p.m., 46 minutes after she was reported missing.
Westchester County Police used Project Lifesaver technology Wednesday night to find an elderly Alzheimer’s patient from White Plains who had wandered away from home.
Project Lifesaver is sponsored by the Department of Senior Programs and Services and the Department of Public Safety in partnership with the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale and International Project Lifesaver.
For more information about Project Lifesaver, call ElderServe at (914) 368-5506 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org