Medication Management Day to be held at Tyrone Senior Community Center

Blair Senior Services, Inc. and Tyrone Hospital are co-sponsoring “Medication Management Day” at the Tyrone Senior Community Center on Thursday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event offers three different ways people can learn about medication management, and people are invited to attend any or all portions of the event which includes: individual “medication-check-ups” with a pharmacist, an educational program that will be given by a pharmacist, and informational exhibits provided by Blair Senior Services. The entire event is free and open to the public.
Medication check-ups
Individuals can make an appointment to meet with a pharmacist to review their medications.
The medication check-ups are designed to assist older individuals that may be taking a number of different prescription medications as well as family members or other caregivers who assist them with medication. Those who participate will learn about potential drug interactions and precautions, medication side effects, and the effects of any over the counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies for their individual medications.
Participants will also learn techniques that can help them remember to take their medicines on schedule. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 684-6348 by March 5. Medication check-up participants should bring all of their medications with them to the appointment in their original containers along with any over the counter medications, vitamins and herbal supplements taken.
Informational exhibits
Representatives from Blair Senior Services\’ APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling Program will be available to answer questions about insurance and prescription assistance. The Agency will also have a display of medication management assistive devices, and will have available written materials related to medication management and overall Agency services. This information is available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a walk-in basis.
Educational programs
Dan Irvin, PharmD, Tyrone Hospital pharmacist will talk about medication management in a free educational program to be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.
Lunch will be available for those 60 and over. Reservations can be made by calling the Tyrone Senior Community Center at 684-7853 no later than Monday, March 5.
Accessible transportation is available for those who may need a ride to the event. Please make a reservation by calling Blair Senior Services’ Transportation office at 695-3500 or 1-800-458-5552 by Monday, March 5.
The Tyrone Senior Community Center is located at 505 West 3rd Street, Tyrone.