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Events for Thursday November 15, 2018


Healthy Outlooks for Older Adults - Alternative Approaches to Managing Pain

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Thursday November 15, 2018
10:00 AM

Hopewell Valley Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington.

As adults age, older adults may develop health conditions that can be treated with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that more than 80 percent of older patients took at least one prescription medication on a daily basis, with more than half of this population taking more than five medications or supplements daily. In recent years, doctors have increasingly prescribed medications that are commonly referred to as opioids. While prescription opioids can help alleviate chronic and debilitating pain, they can be misused, leading to addiction, injury and even death. Given the effects of aging on a person's health, it is essential that older adults take particular care when using these powerful drugs.

In this free one hour presentation, you will learn about the risks of prescription medications (opioids) such as Vicodin, Oxycontin or Codeine. You will also learn about alternatives to pain management including acupuncture, yoga, physical therapy, chiropractics, massage, meditation, etc. In addition, you will gain insights into prescription medication misuse, safe practices and proper disposal. Free giveaways will also be available. We are asking to please register for this program. Please call, Liz at 609-537-0257.


 

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