Category Archives: Seniors

Pain Medication Disposal – What you need to know

The DEA’s national medication take-back day is over, but their dropboxes have not disappeared! Permanent dropboxes can be found at local police stations throughout Sussex County and are accessible 24/7. Properly disposing of your unneeded and expired medications can protect you, your family, and the environment. Expired medicines can lose their efficacy or turn toxic and cause harm if taken by accident.

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Ordering Medications – What you need to know

Receiving medications through the mail is convenient and can be invaluable to those with low to no mobility or transportation. However, ordering medications online can pose risks such as falling prey to scams or sites stealing your personal information. To ensure you are ordering through a reputable source follow these simple steps; make sure the website you are ordering from is directly through your local pharmacy or your health insurance company.

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Hidden in Plain Sight

This 60-minute live virtual experience is intended for parents and other adults who care for youth, including school professionals, coaches, nurses, physicians and scout leaders. This virtual exhibit provides participants an opportunity to explore a mock teen’s bedroom to explain various trends of teen substance use, signs, symptoms and lingo in an effort to raise awareness about substance use disorders. The event also provides resources and tools for parents and community members to identify further prevention tips, treatment options and recovery services in Sussex County.

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Wise (Wellness Initiative for Senior Education)

The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) Program celebrates healthy aging and educates older adults on a variety of topics including safe medication use, communicating effectively with healthcare providers and strategies for healthy living.  WISE is a national program, developed by NJPN that has been grant funded in Sussex County since 2013.

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