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November 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
HV Senior Center
395 Reading Street
Pennington, NJ 08534
Manging Pain
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Alternative Approaches to Managing Pain

Thursday, November 15, 2018

As adults age, older adults may develop health conditions that can be treated with over-the-counter or prescription medications.  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.