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January 11, 2012

Silver Alert Praised in Tampa Tribune

by silveralertbill

A recent letter to the editor in the Tampa Tribune praised the success of the Florida Silver Alert program:

Did you know in December there were 14 Florida “Silver Alerts” activated, with four in the Tampa Bay area? With the new year upon us, the University of South Florida Memory Disorders Clinic, sponsored by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, would like to remind residents of the importance of the Silver Alert program. The program is designed for missing seniors who are cognitively impaired, extremely vulnerable and can easily become confused and disoriented even in familiar surroundings. We strongly believe Silver Alert is vital for helping law enforcement officers locate these individuals quickly and efficiently, before tragedy occurs.

For more information on the Silver Alert program, please go to If you have questions, or would like to help or learn more about the Florida Silver Alert program, please call the University of South Florida Memory Disorders Clinic at (813) 974-8900.

Andrea Dombrowski, Tampa

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