Club sponsors locator bracelets that will surely help

Published 6:10pm Wednesday, January 16, 2013

We agree with deputy John Strickland from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department when he said the story of the missing woman in Beloit, Adline George, is a sad one and something that can be prevented from happening in the future. George went missing in July from her Beloit home and was believed to have had early stages of dementia.

She wandered off and no one has seen her since.

Our thoughts are with the George family as they still do not have many answers on what happened and where she went. Our constant coverage on missing George has taught us one thing — locator bracelets for Alzheimer’s patients can prevent them from being lost when they wander away from home, something these patients are inclined to do.

Our elderly suffering from dementia can be easily disoriented when traveling and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department has offered a way to help.

On Tuesday the Selma Pilot’s Club donated enough money to sponsor two new locator bracelets for these patients.

This will bring the total amount of bracelets owned by the county to eight, meaning eight patients can now be tracked if they were to wander too far away and get lost. The tracking technology is very expensive and those from the Pilot Club said Tuesday that maybe this can provide a way for those less fortunate to still have the locator technology.

We commend the Pilot Club, working with the Sheriff’s Department, for finding a creative way to serve residents in need in Selma.

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