Jess Parish Medical Foundation Donates $5,000 To TRIAD’s Project Lifesaver Program
By Space Coast Daily // November 28, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: The 2014 Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer of the Year was Project Lifesaver Coordinator Joseph Downs.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Brevard County TRIAD has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Jess Parish Medical Foundation to support the work of TRIAD’s Project Lifesaver Program in North Brevard.
Project Lifesaver is a program designed to assist in the tracking and locating of persons with Alzheimer’s and related mental dysfunction disorders, such as Down’s Syndrome and Autism.
A personalized radio transmitter bracelet is worn by participants of the program, and with the use of the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and patrol deputies, participants are located should they become missing.
While an estimated 5,000 Brevard County residents with memory difficulties could be eligible for the program, there are only 100 currently being served.
Joe Downs, BCSO Volunteer of the Year, for his work with Project Lifesaver, notes “Brevard TRIAD is blessed to receive this funding to cover our endangered residents in need in the northern part of the county. We will be able to serve so many more families!”
Brevard County TRIAD, Inc., created in 1998, is a partnership between the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, local Law Enforcement agencies and the State Attorney’s Office.
TRIAD is tasked with identifying and developing programs to address the needs and concerns of senior citizens in Brevard County.
Issues addressed, include crime prevention, personal safety, health concerns, transportation needs and other important topics that arise as our senior population nearly doubles over the next 30 years.