On April 7, 2019 Guelph Police received the report that an elderly female, known to wander, had gone missing from her south end retirement residence. The female is a member of Project Lifesaver. Police began searching using the Project Lifesaver equipment at 4:46 p.m. and she was located in just 11 minutes. This type of search, without Project Lifesaver may well have lasted hours.
Project Lifesaver Guelph Wellington assists caregivers and responds to the challenges of keeping loved ones safe when they wander due to Alzheimer’s, Autism or other forms of cognitive impairment.
Participants wear a battery-operated bracelet that sends an FM radio signal 24 hours a day. It even works in areas such as buildings and forests.
Volunteers from Victim Services Wellington visit each client once a month to change the battery.