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Session focuses on medication management

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 gain more familiarity about their medications, which can lead to better overall health.

“Let’s Talk about Medicines” begins at 10 a.m. June 16 at the Superior Douglas County Senior Center, 1527 Tower Ave., Superior.

Seating is limited so you must register in advance for the free program; call Luann at Senior Connections, 715-394-3611.

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 medicines and how they may interact with other medicines

• Basic storage techniques and more

Each program participant receives a free pillbox and workbook, plus the chance to enter into a cash prize drawing at the end of the program.