Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said Monday morning the first elderly person, a 76-year-old woman, was found at about 2 a.m. Saturday morning when deputies noticed her at a gas station on Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock.
The deputies stopped and spoke with the woman, who appeared lost and confused, and soon found she was the subject of a Mattie’s Call issued Friday in Roswell. They contacted Roswell Police, and a detective from the department drove to the gas station, Baker said.
“The lady was reunited with her husband,” Baker said.
Then, on Sunday, a Cherokee deputy responded to a suspicious person call on East Cherokee Drive in Woodstock.
“When the deputy arrived on the scene, he immediately recognized the 82-year-old male,” Baker said.
Baker said the elderly man was recognized as a patient of the Project Lifesaver program, in which patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Down syndrome or autism register their information with the Sheriff’s Office and are given a small bracelet that transmits a radio signal.
“The elderly man had just wandered away from his home and had not been reported missing,” Baker said. “He was immediately reunited with his family.”