Opportunities to attend health advocate workshop in New Madison, Greenville

DARKE COUNTY—Did you know that the misuse of prescription medications is one of our country’s most pressing public health problems, with adverse drug events being a significant issue for older adults? It’s true that prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm—especially when misused.

Ohio State Extension, Darke County is happy to partner with Greenville Public Library and New Madison Public Library to bring Generation Rx to our community. Generation Rx, the nation-wide educational initiative to promote safe medication practices to prevent the misuse of prescription drugs workshop will be on Tuesday, August 9, at 11 a.m. at Greenville Public Library and on Friday, August 12, at 1 p.m. at New Madison Public Library.

This educational programming will address simple ways you can be an advocate to decrease the risk for adverse drug events, the safe storage and disposal of medications, as well as prescription drug misuse in our country. The educational program includes engaging activities that focus on teaching older adults’ safe medication practices. There will also be the opportunity for the audience to participate in a Q&A session. Those who attend will receive a give-a-way bag and will be entered to win a door prize.

Generation Rx is offered through a partnership between the Cardinal Health Foundation and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and will be presented by Dr. Roseanne Scammahorn, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator for OSU Extension, Darke County. If you are interested in participating in this one-hour, free workshop, please reach out to either Greenville Public Library at 937-548-3915 or New Madison Public Library at 937-996-1741. For additional information on this Generation RX workshop or other OSU Extension programs, please contact Dr. Roseanne Scammahorn at 937-548-5215 or Scammahorn.5@osu.edu.

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