Florida Silver Alert program celebrates 3rd anniversary
WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Florida recently marked the 3-year anniversary of the Florida Silver Alert program. The report noted the high success rate of the Silver Alert program:
To date, 377 Silver Alerts have been issued, with 367 seniors located safely, and 51 of those recoveries attributed directly to the Silver Alert.
According to Charles T. Corley, Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the need for Silver Alert programs remains high.
“Seniors make up almost a quarter of Florida’s population, and that is expected to increase to 35 percent by 2030,” said Secretary Corley. “The success of the Silver Alert program demonstrates the commitment by all of Florida’s citizens to protect vulnerable members of our families and our communities.”