Webcast: Older Adults: Promoting Safe Medication Use & Storage

Date & Time: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM EST Medicine safe storage education used to focus primarily on parents of babies and toddlers, but new data shows that of the nearly 70,000 young children who visit the ER each year after getting in to medicines left within reach, approximately 38% of the time, that medicine belonged to a grandparent. This webcast will focus on medicine storage education specifically for seniors and the communities who serve them. The webcast aims to inform and engage collaborators and stakeholders in the senior health/aging space around the issue of safe medicine storage and disposal, both to keep young grandchildren safe from accidental medicine poisoning and abuse, and to protect curious teens from accessible medicines that can be abused. Tips for medicine adherence will also be addressed. WEBCAST SPEAKERS: Sue Peschin, President & CEO, Alliance for Aging Research; Dan Budnitz, MD, MPH, CDC Medication Safety Program, Up And Away Campaign; Kate Carr, President & CEO, Safe Kids Worldwide; Stephen Pasierb, President & CEO, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids; Marcia Lee Taylor, Senior Vice President, Director of Government Affairs, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids; Emily Skor, Executive Director, CHPA Educational Foundation; Rebecca Burkholder, Vice President, Health Policy, National Consumers League.