SENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT: Middlesex DA Marian Ryan To Discuss Opioid Crisis On May 9

WILMINGTON, MA — Have you ever had an operation for which you were prescribed pain medication, such as a hip or knee replacement? Do you suffer from chronic pain, such as arthritis or osteoporosis? Chances are you have been prescribed an opioid, even if you were unaware (e.g., Percocet, Vicodin, OxyContin, Fentanyl). Whether you actively take an opioid or have had a prescription for one in the past, there is important information about which we need to be aware.

With the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the midst of an unprecedented public health epidemic, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has developed a safety program for senior citizens to raise awareness about the opioid crisis, specifically how it directly impacts them.

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:30am, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan will discuss the far-reaching effects of this problem as well as offer tips on how to manage prescription medication using the File of Life program. In addition, she will talk about ways to safeguard medication from theft; how to properly dispose of unused or expired medication; how to identify signs of drug addiction in a loved one, and get them help.

Complimentary File of Life refrigerator magnets and personal wallet cards will be distributed to seniors who attend.

(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Senior Center’s latest newsletter.)

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