KAFASI workshop “Let’s Talk About Medicines” offered Sept. 29 or Oct. 5

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The public is invited to attend Let’s Talk about Medicines, a free one-hour educational program by Wisconsin Health Literacy that seeks to provide participating adults and seniors with the appropriate resources, knowledge and strategies to better understand their medications. By focusing on safe and effective medicine use, individuals in this program will gain more familiarity about their medications, which can lead to better overall health.

Let’s Talk about Medicines will take place at Westosha Community Center, 19200 93rd St., Bristol on Thursday Sept. 29 at 12:30 p.m, and at Kenosha Senior Center, 2717 67th St., Kenosha on Wednesday Oct, 5 at 1 p.m. Lunch prior to the workshop is available upon request for adults aged 60+ with a $3 suggested lunch donation. To sign-up and register, please call Diana Bohn at KAFASI no later than two days prior to the event, 262-658-3508 x112.

Throughout the one-hour program, participants will learn a variety of skills and techniques including:

  • Understanding the main parts of a prescription medicine label.
  • How to read and interpret special instructions on the label.
  • Types of containers and labels for solid and liquid medicines.
  • Dosage instructions and strategies to remember to take their medicines.
  • Information about over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and how they may interact with other medicines.
  • Basic storage techniques and more.

Each program participant will receive a free pillbox and workbook, plus the chance to enter into a cash prize drawing at the end of the program.
“A lot of people take different kinds of medication each and every day,” Melissa Meier, Senior Services Director at Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services (KAFASI) said. “And this educational program will help give them the tools they need to more safely and effectively use those medicines.”

This project is supported by an educational grant from the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation.

For more information or any questions about the program, please contact Melissa Meier at 262-658-3508, x116.


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