Sault Ste Marie Police and The Alzheimer Society of SSM & Algoma District are teaming up to offer A Wandering/Vulnerable Person Registry Day on
Wednesday October 11th, 2023 from 10am-3pm at 61 Great Northern Rd ( Alzheimer Society Office ).
The Alzheimer Society does not want access to resources, such as the internet or devices to stop people from using this important safety tool.
We will have staff and resources available to assist with registration.
Did you know?
*Six in ten people living with Dementia will wander at least once; many will do so repeatedly.
*Recent statistics show that there are more than 3,300 people in Sault Ste Marie & the Algoma District with dementia-related diseases.
*Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder have a limited understanding of the dangers associated with wandering, including
drowning, traffic related injuries, dehydration, and hypothermia.
What is the Wandering and/or Vulnerable Person Registry ?
The Wandering and/or Vulnerable Person Registry is a voluntary online registry that provides the Sault Ste Marie Police Service critical information
about, and photos of, the wandering/vulnerable person.
Police will have immediate access to the information to provide the opportunity for a swift and safe resolution, reducing the chances of an unfortunate outcome.
The information provided will only be used by first responders to assist you or your loved ones in a crisis.
Who is the registry for ?
The registry is for wandering and/ or vulnerable people who are living with,
-Autism Spectrum Disorder
-Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia
-An acquired brain injury, or
-An intellectual disability
Who may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to themselves or others.