Rogers Police Department a connector for national safe return program

Posted: June 16, 2017 at 1:08 a.m.

Rogers Police Department; photographed on Monday, April 11, 2016

Caregivers and families now have more support and options available when someone with Alzheimer's, dementia or autism goes missing.

How to sign up

Medic Alert

Northwest Arkansas residents who have loved ones at risk for wandering are encouraged to enroll in the free program. Contact the Rogers Police Department at 479-986-3635 or visit http://rogersar.gov/1113/Medic-Alert. An in-person sign-up event will take place 10 a.m. July 19 at the Rogers Adult Wellness Center, 2001 W. Persimmon St.

Project Lifesaver

Those who care for an elderly person with dementia or Alzheimer’s or for a child with special needs, such as autism or Down syndrome, can sign up by contacting Lana McDonald at St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church in Bella Vista at 479-855-2715. Volunteers from the church visit the client’s residence once a month to change the transmitter bracelet’s battery.

Sources: Staff report

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