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Norwood Alert System
Are you concerned for yourself or a loved one with cognitive impairement wandering off from their home or caregiver’s location? The Council on Aging and Norwood Police Department have partnered and developed a plan of action to locate individuals and assist to ensure the safe return of its residents.
This program is modeled after the Silver Alert, a nationwide program very similar to the Amber Alert to find missing or alleged kidnapped children. This program was scheduled for a May launch and should be currently available. 
Interested Norwood residents would need to complete a Norwood Alert form which asks for specific individual information: demographics information, a physical description, and current picture. If someone is reported missing, this information is vital as it will be shared with officers on duty. 
According to the Alzheimer’s Association (AA), it’s common for a person living with dementia to wander or become lost or confused which can happen at any stage of the disease. While wandering may not be an issue now, it could develop into a problem and better to be prepared today. AA also stated that six in ten people living with dementia will wander at least once and could do so repeatedly. They could get confused and intend on going home or even to a prior workplace, someplace familiar in their distant memory. If this does happen, they can often become lost and disoriented if they do wander away. This is where Silver Alert can be implemented and possibly save a life.
To sign up or learn more about Silver Alert, contact the To sign up or learn more about Silver Alert, contact the Norwood Police Department (781-440-5100) or the Senior Center (781-762-1201). Completed registration forms with a picture can be dropped off or mailed to Sgt. William Fundora, Norwood Police Department, 137 Nahatan St, Norwood, MA 02062 or forms can be emailed to [email protected]. For further help, contact Kathleen Rooney, 781-762-1201, x3, or email [email protected]

Norwood Senior Center
27 Prospect St.
The Center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Meet the Staff:
Kerri McCarthy, Executive Director Allan Howard, Chairman
Kathleen Rooney, Outreach Coordinator
Fran Kenney, Vice Chairman 
Nanci Kelleher, Program Director Carolyn MacLeay, Secretary/Member 
Ellen Rano, Senior Bus Driver Martha Colamaria, Member 
Anne Marie Shea, Program Assistant 
Deirdre Carney, Transportation Outreach 
Adrian Kelleher, Senior Custodian

Spring Social
Friday, June 7, 12 noon
Four Points Sheraton
Sponsored by the Friends of the Norwood COA
Spirit of Boston Cruise
Thursday, June 13
Join in for a memorable day trip! Cost includes: transportation, boat ride, buffet luncheon, dining room taxes, and gratuities. Stop in the Norwood Senior Center to pick up flyer and view the delicious lunch menu. Please note, availability may be limited
The Best of the 50’s,60’s,70’s! 
Lobster Bake
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Foster’s, York Maine
Trip includes transportation, lobster or chicken dinner and live show. 
Legal Clinic
Attorney Vera Ochea from MetroWest Legal Services will be at the Senior Center conducting free private 20-minute consultations on July 8, and Oct. 21. For more information, or to make an appointment, call the Norwood Senior Center Outreach Coordinator Kathleen Rooney at 781-762-1201, ext.3.

For more information or to sign up for these events, visit the Senior Center at 275 Prospect St., or call 781-762-1201.