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Silver Alert canceled for 89-year-old Garner man

Posted November 9, 2011

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Wednesday for an 89-year-old man from Garner.

The alert was issued late Wednesday morning when Dillon Milroy Lewis wandered away from Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Road.

Lewis was located safe in a subdivision in Garner just after 7 p.m., police said.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.

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  • Karma0784 Nov 9, 2011

    Umm..if i'm not mistaken..this place isnt as assisted living facility. People come and go as they please. It's a place for activities.

  • nbw68 Nov 9, 2011

    Praying they find Mr Dillon safe and sound-he attends my church and he is such a nice man-God Please protect him

  • Coretta Scott Thing Nov 9, 2011

    Who in the world wants to be stuck in some senior center? If I was that age I'd try to go home as well. I assure you that if my family ever tries to lock me up in an old folks home, the will would be changed before they got me out of my front door.

  • kimcphttech Nov 9, 2011

    Memory care units in assited living facilities do use alarm bracelets and things similar. This was just you average senior center where seniors go during the day for activities.

  • njacobs317 Nov 9, 2011

    If merchants can put tags on merchandise that sets off an alarm when it has not been deactivated or removed, why can't assisted living facilities require its patrons to wear an arm band with a detection device in it that would sound off an alarm when the patrons left the building without knowledge of the staff, there has got to be a way to remedy all the these people leaving un noticed