Walgreens Health EventMedications can play an important role in your health, especially as you grow older. With advancing age comes an increased chance that you will develop one or more chronic illnesses, and appropriate medication can help you live a longer and more active life. However, with a growing number of prescription medicines available, as well as a growing population of older adults, the potential for medication safety problems continues to increase.

In order to better educate and inform seniors on medication safety, One Senior Place Greater Orlando will be hosting Managing Your Health with Walgreens on Tuesday, August 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sukaina Virani, a pharmacist with Walgreens in Altamonte Springs, will give an informative presentation on the medication safety issues that seniors need to be aware of, as well as provide additional insight into the similar issues associated with dietary and herbal supplements.

“Many people simply don’t understand the significance of putting foreign substances in their bodies,” says Virani. “Taking any medication is serious business, but we live in a society where doctors are quick to prescribe medication and patients are quick to take it without asking questions. For seniors, this casual approach can be especially dangerous.”

Emily Stowers, One Senior Place Aging Services Manager, will also give a presentation on Preventative Wellness for Healthy Aging that will include information on healthy eating habits, exercise and clinical preventive services. “The goal is to provide seniors with the information they need to live longer, high-quality, productive and independent lives,” says Stowers.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an “Ask the Pharmacist Q&A.” FREE cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings will also be available.

An RSVP is required, so please call 407-949-6733 today to reserve your spot. You don’t want to miss this important educational event, which will provide you with the knowledge you need to both navigate the prescription medication landscape safely and take the preventative measures necessary to ensure healthy aging.