Elva Roy did a retrospective of "Ambassadors" 2015 successes. We did a LOT!
Elva showed the updated website and showed where to find "news" about the group (mostly under the "Blog" tab on the website).
Elva reviewed the "Take Me Home Program" owned by the Pensacola FL police department and implemented in many cities/counties in Texas, including Plano, McKinney, and Waco. This is a program developed by the Autism Society but which can be used for patients with dementia who have wandered away from home. You can see more info by clicking on this link http://www.sdsheriff.net/tmh/index.html Elva will discuss with UTA's Office of Technology whether they might help with the "face recognition" piece.
Elva showed a Canadian websit_e called The Purple Elephant which encourages students to help in various ways with patients diagnosed with dementia. Elva would like to see Arlington Independent School District make this program available. More info is available by clicking on this link https://thepurpleelephant.org/
Elva discussed the program started by Allan S. Teel, M.D. in the State of Maine. Dr. Teel wrote the book "Alone and Invisible No More: How Grassroots Community Action and 21st Century Technologies Can Empower Elders to Stay in Their Homes and Lead Healthier, Happier Lives" (available on Amazon for ~$3 at this link http://amzn.to/1q6q8dW
Elva needs tech savvy volunteers to lead the following efforts:
Take charge of the "Take Me Home Program" for Arlington and/or Tarrant County.
Research and recommend best value home monitoring tools for elders: medication management, web cams, videoconferencing.
Leader to promote The Purple Elephant program in Arlington (working with the Canadian founders).