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July 6, 2011

Georgia: Mattie’s Call tracks missing seniors, similar to Silver Alert

by silveralertbill

In Georgia, the Silver Alert program is known as “Mattie’s Call.” It is named after Mattie Moore, an Atlanta senior with Alzheimer’s who was tragically found dead just 500 yards from her home.

Law enforcement in Georgia are using the latest technology from Project Lifesaver to help them find missing seniors.

From WXIA-TV:

ATLANTA — “Mattie’s Call” is an alert system for missing disabled or elderly persons. In a recent 24 hour period, two alerts were put out by Clayton County Police and Marietta Police. It seems at times that law enforcement agencies are alerting news agencies like 11 Alive News almost on a daily basis.

The Atlanta Police Department has a program called “Project Lifesaver” that is limiting some of those alerts. The program is provided to Alzheimer’s patients in the city who have a tendency to wander off.

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