Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tomorrow NEST Presentation On Medication Management and Safety

North East Seattle Together

Tomorrow from 2-3:30, NEST (Northeast Seattle Together) (7737 25th Avenue NE )  which supports Northeast Seattle elder neighbors through a network of volunteers and vendors, is having a free talk called " Older Adult Medication Management and Safety."

The information says:
From the Washington Poison Center (WAPC) findings, about 50% of older adults who called WAPC did so due to taking medications twice, taking the wrong medication, taking an incorrect dose, etc.  
This presentation will give strategies to properly manage and safely store personal medications, and discuss options on how to dispose of medications properly. An overview of all of the free services the WAPC provides will also be discussed. 
Arti Patel, MPH, CHES is the Public Health and Education Director at the Washington Poison Center, where she provides public health direction and leadership for the education program  She is a member of the Washington Healthy Youth Coalition, Prevention Works in Seattle Drug-Free Coalition, the Heroin and Prescription Opiate Task Force, and other workgroups focused on injury prevention. Arti received her Master’s in Public Health from Emory University and is certified as a Community Health Education Specialist.

NEST is a non-profit grassroots operation serving NE Seattle seniors by creating a "virtual village" to helping them be able to stay in their own homes and neighborhoods they love. Volunteers provide companionship, care, as well as help seniors with a wide range of services, including gardening, computer help and more. to seniors aging in their homes. Ongoing classes (fitness, etc) are also offered, as well as access to events, transportation services, and various services (such as estate planners) who provide their services at a discount to members.

For more information go here or call 206-525-6378.

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