Silver Alert

noun

Definition of Silver Alert

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: a widely publicized bulletin that alerts the public when an elderly person or a person with a cognitive disability goes missing California joins an estimated 30 states with Silver Alert programs, acknowledging a growing issue for the nation as the population ages and the number of people suffering from some form of dementia increases.— Tony Bizjak — compare amber alert

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2004, in the meaning defined above

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“Silver Alert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Silver%20Alert. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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