CONTACT:  Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J.—The Office of Mercer County Sheriff Kevin Larkin will present information on two valuable programs available to residents, Project Lifesaver and the Emergency Blue Light Program, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Mercer County Connection in the Acme Shopping Center in Hamilton.

Project Lifesaver and the Blue Light Program offer unique assistance to residents in emergency situations. Project Lifesaver is a program that outfits eligible residents living with Alzheimer’s disease with a small radio-transmitter tracking bracelet. Alzheimer’s is known to cause occurrences of disorientation and wandering. The Project Lifesaver bracelets worn by the patient allow the ability to locate a missing person and greatly decrease the instance of injury and death due to exposure to nature’s elements.

The Blue Light Program is an effective emergency response tool that makes it easier for emergency personnel to locate a person’s house who has called for help. A blue light unit, consisting of a blue light bulb and a flasher component, provides a beacon of light in the resident’s window to hasten assistance to a victim. This program aids in verifying a callers home which otherwise may be hindered due to obscured house numbers or nighttime emergencies.

“These programs have been developed to keep our residents safe and allow them access to assistance when they need it most,” Hughes said. “I am confident that we will see positive results from these lifesaving programs time and again.” In fact, Larkin’s office just celebrated another Project Lifesaver success, when officers were able to quickly find a woman who had wandered from her home in Trenton, and who was outfitted with a Project Lifesaver bracelet.

The information session regarding these programs will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last about an hour. To reserve space at this event, please call Mercer County Connection at (609) 890-9800.