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Thursday, January 25, 2018

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

Nextdoor

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.

Activities

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




3 comments:

  1. This has been posted to the Del Aire Nextdoor.

    Also, I saw this article and the first thing to come to mind was "Why not Nancy?" Why are they able (and willing?) to post this unidentified mans picture online but the same isn't done for every other unidentified patient? Here is the article-

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/01/29/help-sought-in-identifying-man-hospitalized-at-usc-medical-center/

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    1. Great question.
      I have had a few meetings with the social workers at LA USC, and it is possible that they are changing the way they go about this a little. I am sure they had to get clear consent from this gentleman to take his picture and publicize it, but it certainly seems like a better way to go.
      Thanks for helping out, Michelle!

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    2. A response from our Nextdoor- "My mom works in hospice care and said she sees flyers everywhere in convalescent homes, boarding cares, hospitals, her work...etc! Keeping an eye out"

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