Excerpts from rrstar.com:

A program new to the Roscoe region offers free medical identification bracelets to residents with dementia or autism and at risk for wandering away.

The Roscoe Police Department and Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District have partnered with the nonprofit MedicAlert Foundation to provide these free bracelets and free around the clock emergency support services.

Police and fire officials will be able to enroll area residents and their caregivers in MedicAlert’s national database — documenting their medical conditions, sharing that information with health care providers and providing bracelets listing their medical conditions by using medical terminology and abbreviations, according to the departments and MedicAlert.

Enrollment forms are available at the Roscoe Police Department’s front desk. For more information contact the organization at medicalert.org or the police department at 815-623-7338.