A 77-year-old Kempsey woman was reported missing from a nursing home on River Street at 10pm on Saturday night.
There was an appeal through social media for assistance to try to locate her.
Two people, who had seen the Facebook appeal, recognised the disoriented woman and convinced her to accompany them to the Taree Police Station.
At 9.05pm on Sunday she entered the foyer of Taree Police Station.
By 10pm she was returned safely to the nursing home in Kempsey.