Bracelets will help keep track of Sussex County seniors

The Sussex County Sheriff's Office is giving out free wristbands with registration numbers on them to help keep track of seniors. (4/2/14)

NEWTON - The Sussex County Sheriff's Office is giving out free wristbands with registration numbers on them to help keep track of seniors.

The senior is asked to fill out paperwork with their name, address, phone number and even their doctor's contact info. That information is then kept on file at the police department, and can be used to identify them.

"A lot of them don't carry identification because they don't want to lose their driver's license," says Sheriff Michael Strada. "If someone gets ahold of it or their Social Security card, their identification could be compromised."
     
More than 200 seniors have signed up for the bracelet program, which is being funded with private donations.

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