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.
NCPIE encourages healthcare professionals and community groups to foster patient–professional communication about medicines. However, NCPIE does not supervise or endorse the activities of any group or professional. Discussion and action concerning medicines are solely the responsibility of the patient and their healthcare professionals, and not NCPIE.
Please consult a licensed health care professional with questions or concerns about your medication and/or condition.