REACH Program Registration in Cedarhurst for Children and Adults with Cognitive Disorders

Published on | August 19, 2015

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the LIFEHOUSE located at 112 Spruce Street, Cedarhurst, NY 11516

In support of the Nassau County Police Department’s “Return Every Adult & Child Home” (REACH) Program, the Nassau County Police Department is hosting a free registration drive on Thursday, August 20th at the LIFEHOUSE.

How it Works:

The REACH Registry is a database of children and adults with cognitive disorders that make them more likely to become a missing person and that potentially limit their ability to communicate. Individuals who are affected by Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, Down Syndrome, mental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, etc. are examples of people who are prime candidates for the registry.

This database is maintained by the Nassau County Police Department and includes photographs, biographical information, and other information pertinent for locating and dealing with registrants such as likely destinations and idiosyncrasies. The REACH Registry expands the Silver Alert System which helps Police provide a swift response to missing person calls.

REACH Identification Cards, lanyards and wristbands will be provided to each registrant as a tool to assist emergency responders to quickly identify and locate missing adults and children.  If you are travelling out of town with your loved ones, you can be comforted in knowing that wherever you are the information can be provided to other law enforcement agencies to help locate your loved one.

If you have any questions please contact Julie Eden with LIFE (516) 374-4564 x1010.