This program is designed to assist any Amherst elder who is easily
confused and may become disoriented. The SALT Council and the Amherst
Police Department can, with the help of the caretaker of a person,
register the participant and take his or her picture (head and shoulder
photo). This registration and picture are kept confidential and placed
on record with the Police Department. For the participant who wanders,
information is readily available to facilitate care and return to his or
her place of residence.
The Lost Elder program may also be
used in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association's "Safe Return"
program, which assists in the identification and safe, timely return of
those individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia's who
wander and become lost.
For registration information, please contact Officer David Rhoades, liaison to SALT, via either email or 413-259-3000.