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Gray's Silver Alert program joins forces to find missing seniors

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Washington's Mayor Gray has introduced a new public safety initiative to find vulnerable missing seniors. It's part of his plan to make D.C. an age-friendly city.

The program will be led by the Metropolitan Police Department and work to locate seniors 65 and older who are reported missing in the District. Photo: Xavi Talleda via Flickr

The District of Columbia Silver Alert program will coordinate the response among several District government agencies, including the District Department of Transportation, D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the Office on Aging. 

The program will be led by the Metropolitan Police Department and work to locate seniors 65 and older who are reported missing in the District. 

"Unfortunately, seniors with mental impairments are more prone to wander from their homes. Through the District's Silver Alert System, we will bring more missing seniors back home safely," says DCOA Director Dr. John Thompson. 

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