What does the silver alert mean in new jersey?

New Jersey's Silver Alert is a system modeled after the Amber Alert system, but geared toward finding missing elderly residents.

The law creating the system was signed by acting governor Richard Codey on December 23, 2009, and is used to help locate people suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive disorders.

The Amber Alert system is designed to help locate children that have been abducted and are in danger.

On August 8, 2012 a Silver Alert was issued for a Tom's River, New Jersey man that was missing, and believed to be disoriented, since August 5. The Silver Alert message was displayed on Route 37, and the Garden State Parkway.

Updated on Friday, August 10 2012 at 01:45AM EDT
Source: www.nj.com/...