The Granby Police Department is joining forces with the MedicAlert Foundation to provide support for residents with dementia and autism. They want to make sure they don’t become subjects of a search.
According to MedicAlert, six out of 10 people with Alzheimer’s or related dementia could wander or become lost.
Through the partnership, Granby Police will be able to use an online portal to enroll residents and their caregivers into the MedicAlert national registry.
Those enrolled will receive a medical ID bracelet and a free one-year MedicAlert membership.
“If somebody is wondering we have that information go back to MedicAlert Foundation, enter the numbers of the person we’re dealing with and reunite them with their family,” Granby Police Lt. Kevin O’Grady said.
The program isn’t just designed for the elderly. Children with autism, under the age of ten, also tend to wander.
Those interested in joining the program can call the Granby Police Department at (413) 467-9222.