Dr. Roseanne Scammahorn, OSU Extension Darke County and Village Green Health Campus are partnering to bring Generation Rx—a nation-wide educational initiative to promote safe medication practices in an effort to prevent the misuse of prescription drugs, to Darke County!
Why is it important to teach older adults how to safely use medications? 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. 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.
Generation RX will address simple ways to decrease the risk for adverse drug events, the safe storage and disposal of medications, as well as prescription drug misuse in our country. This educational program includes engaging activities that focus on teaching older adults safe medication practices. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to participate in a Q&A session. This class is ideal for anyone age 60+, caretakers, or those with a chronic medical condition.
Join us on Tuesday, June 29th from 11:00-Noon at the Senior Center located at 5844 Jaysville-St. Johns Rd., Greenville.
To reserve your seat, please call Jamie Welch at (937) 564-8967. Only 25 spots available
Generation Rx is offered through a partnership between the Cardinal Health Foundation and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.