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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Aging, medicines & alcohol, topic at Senior Centers

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  • WAYNE COUNTY - During the month of May the PrimeTime Health Wayne County Senior center presentations will be on Prescription Drug Safety. This program will be presented by Charlotte Myers; Certified Prevention Specialist, Wayne County Drug & Alcohol Commission.
        As we age, we typically need more medication and different types of medication.    Our bodies respond differently to alcohol and medication as we grow older, too. It’s important to know how medications and alcohol may be affecting our health in adverse ways.
        They will also highlight the need for keeping medicines in areas where children and teens do not have access to them, and taking advantage of local programs which provide specific locations where expired medications can be taken and discarded.    We are happy to announce that as part of the Healthy Pennsylvania – Prescription Drug Take-Back Program  the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office will have Detectives available at each of the center location so that the community can enjoy the presentation and also be able to bring in expired medications at that time.
       All programs will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon. If you would like to stay for lunch, please call 570-253-4262 at least two days in advance of the presentation. If you would like to attend but need transportation please call 570-253-4280 to register for transportation
    You can also visit our website for more information. Http://aging.co.wayne.pa.us
    ••• Dates & locations:
    • May 1, 2014     Northern Wayne Fire Company (Crosstown Highway, Lakewood)      
    • May 7, 2014       Honesdale Senior Center (323 Tenth Street; 570-253-4262)
    • May 8, 2014       Hamlin Senior Center (Rt 590, Township Building; 570-689-3766)
    • May 12, 2014   Hawley Senior Center (Bingham Park; 570-226-4209).
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