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Seminars on safe medication practices begin Monday

Posted: Sat, Feb 1, 2020 12:37 PM

Helping Services for Youth & Families and Northeast Iowa RSVP will be holding a series of seminars on preventing medication abuse this winter and spring in Allamakee, Winneshiek and Howard counties.

Prescription medication misuse can include not understanding medication instructions, leaving prescriptions where others can get to them, and intentionally abusing medications.

Says NE Iowa RSVP Director Deana Hageman, "We hope these presentations will alert people to potential dangers of misusing prescription medications and promote safe medication practices."  The seminars will provide information about safe storage of medications, proper disposal of unused medications and tips for taking medications as prescribed.   

The first seminar will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Arlin Falck Assisted Living Center at the Barthell Eastern Star home in Decorah.

Other seminars and their dates are:
Monday, February 24th, 6:00 p.m. at Fort Atkinson Community Center
Tuesday, February 25th, 6:30 p.m. at Decorah Public Library
Tuesday, March 10th, 11:00 a.m. at Decorah Senior Center
Wednesday, March 18th, 9:30 a.m. at Viking State Bank in Decorah
Sunday, March 29th, 9:40 a.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church
Monday, April 6th, 1:30 p.m. at Cresco Public Library
Thursday, May 28th, 5:30 p.m. at Robey Memorial Library, Waukon

Visit for more information about the seminars and links to medication use resources.