We came here today to talk about a new program that we want to put in place in Ontario. It will be the first of its kind in Ontario. In fact, it will be the first of its kind in the country. It's all about expressing our shared desire to help families where there is a senior who is affected by some form of dementia, like Alzheimer's.

We have about 180,000 Ontario seniors today who are affected by some form of dementia. They tell me in about nine years, that number will grow to 250,000. They also tell me that about six out of ten seniors affected by dementia will wander at some point in time, and we want to help those families, just in case somebody does wander.

So, what we want to do is we want to sit down with our police, our community organizations like the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario, and others who are concerned to develop a program that will ensure that we put in place some kind of a community alert system so that if somebody does, in fact, wander, we can respond quickly and in a way that returns that loved one home as quickly as possible, and we look forward to working with our organizations to make that happen.

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