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Safety Program Expands to Branson Visitors

Michele Skalicky

A program in Branson to help keep those who might wander away safe is expanding.  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Branson Police Department to expand its Project Lifesaver program to include visitors and tourists.

Project Lifesaver involves wearable bracelet trackers for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or anyone who tends to wander away. If someone goes missing, the tracking technology helps the police department to quickly locate the person and return them to safety. Families visiting Branson can now contact the Branson Police to check in and out of the program when they arrive and when they leave.

The funding was awarded through AFA’s Bi-annual Grant Program, which provides grants to non-profit AFA member organizations for programs and services that help further AFA’s mission of delivering optimal care and services to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and to their families and caregivers, according to the City of Branson.

To read more about Branson’s “Project Lifesaver” and to learn how you can sign up for the program and trackers, click here.