CPS Proud Partner in Launch of "Project Lifesaver"Published on April 26, 2023
Cornwall, ON - The Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District, in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police, Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service and Cornwall Police Service, are launching a new initiative called Project Lifesaver, with an aim to protect and to quickly locate those living with dementia who go missing or are lost. This program is now available to residents living in the City of Cornwall.
Project Lifesaver uses technology to assist in the search and rescue efforts for those who wander and get lost. It has been proven to considerably reduce the search time for police, preventing risk for greater harm of those who may go missing.
Through the program, those who are at high risk for getting lost or going missing receive a bracelet transmitter with a unique frequency. When they get lost, a locator tool is used by police to find that unique frequency.
For eligibility, participants must:
- Have a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of dementia or related disorder;
- Be at high risk for wandering;
- Have daily contacts with a caregiver or family member;
- Be restricted from operating a motor vehicle; and
- Live in the 5 districts of Cornwall, SD&G, Hawkesbury, Russell and Akwesasne.
Project Lifesaver equipment requires daily monitoring by a care partner. Regular visits by an Alzheimer Society worker for equipment maintenance will be included as part of the program.
For all inquiries on Project Lifesaver, call the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District at (613) 932-4914 or toll-free at 1 (888) 222-1445. You can also visit the office Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 106B Second St. W., Cornwall, Ontario.