Senior Safety

Safe Return Program

The Moorestown Police Department is participating in the Safe Return Program sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association. The program assists in the safe return of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia who wander and become lost. This is a nationwide identification, support and registration program. The program provides assistance when a person becomes lost locally or far from home. The assistance is available 24 hours a day, everyday, whenever a person is lost or found.

How to Register

If a registrant is missing, Safe Return can fax the person's information and photo to the local law enforcement department. If a registrant is found, a citizen or law enforcement official can call the 800-number on the identification products. Safe Return can access registrant information and notify the listed contacts.

The program requires a $40 registration fee. This fee will provide the registrant with an engraved Identification bracelet or necklace and iron-on clothing labels. In addition, a caregiver checklist, key chain, lapel pins, refrigerator magnet, stickers, and wallet cards.

To encourage the use of the Safe Return Identification items, please recommend the following tips:

  • Ask the doctor to present the ID Jewelry
  • Consider using the clothing labels, wallet card and key chain.
  • Give the ID jewelry as a gift
  • If allergic to stainless steel, have Safe Return ID number and 800-number engraved on a favorite piece of jewelry
  • Order matching caregiver ID jewelry
  • Order the ID necklace as an alternative to the ID bracelet
  • Place the ID bracelet on the dominant hand and dab some heavy-duty glue on the clasp
  • Place the ID jewelry next to current jewelry
  • Present the ID as military dog tags
  • Present the ID jewelry at different times of day on different days

6 in 10 people with Alzheimer's will wander. This can occur at any time, so make sure the ID jewelry is worn at all times, not only when going outdoors. For safety and peace of mind, enroll in Safe Return today. Email Patrolman Craig Ruggiano or call 856-914-3049.

Burlington County Project Lifesaver Task Force

Project Lifesaver is an innovative rapid response program aiding victims and families suffering from Alzheimer's disease and similar disorders such as Down Syndrome and Autism. For information and to Register Someone for Project Lifesaver please contact the Burlington County Sheriff's Department at 609-265-5796.

Home Security Program for Senior Citizens

The Burlington County Sheriff's Department has a variety of free crime prevention/safety programs and services which are available to senior citizen residents of this county. Through the Senior Citizen Home Security Program, eligible seniors can have a home security survey performed, which may entitle them to have door locks, door viewers, special lighting devices, and other safety adjustments made to their home at no cost. This survey will also address fire-safety concerns.