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Silver Alerts Help Locate Missing and Endangered Seniors

We’ve all seen theÂSilver AlertÂnotifications on billboards as we drive around the Greater Houston region indicating a senior is missing, perhapsÂdisoriented or impaired in some way,Âand mightÂbe at risk to themselves or to others. We learn what triggers those alerts, how the system works, and what we can do to try to prevent such situations.

We’ve all seen theÂSilver AlertÂnotifications on billboards as we drive around the Greater Houston region indicating a senior is missing, perhapsÂdisoriented or impaired in some way,Âand mightÂbe at risk to themselves or to others.

We learn what triggers those alerts, how the system works, and what we can do to try to prevent such situations.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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