New AARP Rx Snapshot Encourages Community Members to Help Others Better Manage their Prescriptions

AARP released Rx Snapshot, a free, online tool that anyone can use to help older family members, friends or neighbors manage their medications safely and effectively. An initiative of Create the Good, a network of independent volunteers active in neighborhoods across the country, Rx Snapshot is an easy way to help older Americans record the medications they are taking and talk with their health care professional about how they might better manage their meds. AARP is encouraging people to visit to download the Rx Snapshot and either call older relatives and loved ones or organize a community group to help neighbors fill out the one-page sheet. The Rx Snapshot toolkit gives older Americans: 1) A way to keep updated records of their medications; 2) Tips to having a conversation with their health care provider about the risks and benefits of their prescriptions, and 3) The opportunity to consider generics as money-saving alternatives.