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Updated: 12/07/2017 08:30:03AM

CCSO receives $5,000 grant for Project Lifesaver

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY TAMMY WILKIE
A tracking device is placed onto the wrist of a person with dementia. “We’re able to track down those who wander,” says Tammy Wilkie, Project Lifesaver coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office.

SUN PHOTO BY ANNE EASKER

Project Lifesaver wristbands help locate wandering individuals.

By ANNE EASKER

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The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office received a $5,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America for its Project Lifesaver International Program, it announced Wednesday.

“AFA strongly believes in helping grassroots organizations provide the hands-on programs and services that help individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses continue to live meaningful lives,” said Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., AFA’s president and chief executive officer in a press release. “We are proud to help the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office further its efforts in serving the people of Charlotte County.”

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