Project Lifesaver Program – Helping to Keep Loved Ones Safe at Home
It was an honor to be present as a member of the Board of Directors of The Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. at it’s headquarters in Bay Shore on May 3, 2018 to raise awareness of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office’s Project Lifesaver program– a countywide emergency response locator service capable of finding individuals who may wander and become lost due to cognitive impairments. Project Lifesaver clients wear a personalized one ounce battery operated transmitter bracelet which emits a tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day. Transmitters are smaller than a quarter and each transmitter has its own unique frequency. Visit SuffolkSheriff.com for more information.
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office’s Project Lifesaver Program recently received a $6040.00 donation from the Pilot Club of Sayville and the Pilot International Founders Fund, a philanthropic arm of Pilot Club International. The donation will provide Project Lifesaver tracking wristbands for 20 individuals with Alzheimer’s who lack the financial means to pay the start-up costs. The Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center will help identify clients who would benefit from the technology.
Pilot International Founders Fund is a philanthropic arm of Pilot International, a non-profit service organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life worldwide. Pilot International’s service focus is prevention and education regarding traumatic brain injury and related brain disorders. The Pilot Club of Sayville is a member organization of Pilot International and, through projects such as this, seeks to improve quality of life for those with brain-related disorders. Their motto is to “Do More, Care More, and Be More for our community.”
Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc., which is headquartered in Bay Shore and has satellite offices in Garden City, Lake Success, Huntington State, Southampton and Valley Stream– is the only local Alzheimer’s advocacy and educational facility whose mission is to fund local research and provide hands-on support and services to families on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area at no cost to the family. ADRC works with family members, health care professionals, and researchers to ensure quality health care and support to those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease through care, consultation, information and referral, training support groups, music and therapy groups, and safety service products. For more information about this amazing non-profit organization dedicated to helping families on Long Island, please visit http://www.ADRCinc.com.