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DeWitt County TRIAD Pushing Local Alzheimer's Resource

If you're the family member of a DeWitt County senior with Alzheimer's, the DeWitt County TRIAD is hoping you'll take advantage of a resource they have that will help keep track of your relative.
Tony Harris is the CENCOM Coordinator in DeWitt County and indicates their 'Locate-You' program pairs a senior with a GPS-tracking device that is worn like a bracelet or smartwatch and does just what the name implies, helps track the senior wearing it.
According to Harris, TRIAD has purchased two bracelets for the seniors of the County, however, only one has utilized the device. He hopes more seniors or their families will consider taking advantage of this resource.
There is a small subscription fee for the devices but Harris says if that is going to keep someone from utilizing the device, they can find ways to get it to someone in need. He hopes to improve their marketing of the program and it's availability.
To learn more about the Locate You program, contact Harris at the 9-1-1 center by calling 217-935-3196. 

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