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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Nextdoor, Manhattan Beach City Council, Activites, New "Nancy Search Efforts" Summary


It has been a long time since I have asked you all to post to Nextdoor (I sort of forgot about it), but I certainly think it is worthwhile, and volunteer Christina reminded me and said that she has been getting positive response. So here is something that you may think about posting (I have no idea if you can simply copy and paste this since it has active hyperlinks ... if you can, you might put a picture of Nancy right in the post as well ... pictures are on your right as you read this blog).

Dear Neighbors , 

I'm helping the family of Nancy Paulikas- a woman with severe early on-set Alzheimer's disease who has been missing in Los Angeles since October 2016. 

The family asks that people look over this information and keep their eyes open for Nancy.  In addition, they are asking that we all help inform people by posting on our social media outlets.

Nancy, 57 now, wandered away from her husband during a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art about 3 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2016. She was last seen on security video walking west on Wilshire Boulevard and then south on McCarthy Vista wearing a red, long-sleeve blouse with a white pattern, blue jeans, glasses and navy blue sneakers.

Police and loved ones who have spent months desperately searching for Nancy believe she is lost in the medical system and being cared for as either a Jane Doe or a mis-identified person in a long-term care facility. Her family is offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to her return. 

Web site 

Or Facebook NancyIsMissing (or #NancyIsMissing)
KCET SoCal Connected made a segment about Nancy, and you can view it here:

Manhattan Beach City Council

 I met with Richard Montgomery of the Manhattan Beach City Council, and he had several good ideas of how to use government officials to help get other organizations to more broadly send out the information on Nancy (for example, having a government official ask the leaders of the CA Nurses Union to distribute Nancy's information).  Mr. Montgomery also encouraged me to address the City Council directly.  They have been kind enough show repeat a video clip about Nancy in their streaming video-cast for the council.  Accompanied by Nancy's father, George, I attended the January 17 council meeting and addressed those in attendance.


We are specifically reaching out to the Los Angeles Filipino community with an ad placed in 20 Catholic Parish Newsletters (targeted parishes), and also a couple of ads in Filipino Newspapers.  Thanks to Christina for finding the right contact with the Parish papers.

We are continuing to make calls to Skilled Nursing Facilities.  There are occasional positive reactions.  Today my sister Allison spoke to a woman at a Brookdale care facility (part of a large chain) and she promised to spread Nancy's story to all of the Brookdale centers in the area.

Upated "Nancy Search Efforts" document

Nancy Search Efforts PDF

Monday, January 15, 2018

Recent, beautiful sentiment added to this blog by an anonymous poster

We wanted to share this beautiful sentiment left by added an anonymous poster recently.

It’s uplifting to receive and share these thoughts, and to note that this person not only continues to look for Nancy but is also careful to ensure that others do not continue to go missing.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post:

Nancy’s picture was posted at my desk (and in several areas in our office space) at my old job in mental health. Always kept her in mind as I reviewed 40 plus admissions during my shift. Now I’m in a hospital in DTLA and I run across similar cases. I’m always very cautious when I get a discharge request for a homeless person that is confused. My prayers are with you to bring your loved one home.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Not Much to Report

I haven't posted in awhile, so I thought I would just let you all know that nothing new has been happening.

We are continuing to call nursing homes in Southern California (Thank you callers!), and typically we contact someone willing to help by sharing and posting Nancy's information at their facility.

We also run a TV ad in Southern CA.  I receive one to three "tips" a week based on this ad.  Clearly, the most helpful tips are when they can send a picture as well, and the least helpful are the "I think I saw her last month somewhere ....".  I do not think I have received more than one tip from a nursing home of residential facility, which is our best guess for where Nancy could possibly be.

We are continuing our efforts to "follow the money".  Detective Rosenberger has written to the CA Dept of Health asking for help searching the MediCal database for all of CA, and they have agreed to look into this (busy over the holiday, etc.).  Hopefully, we can break through that logjam soon.