The Ohio Department of Aging and Ohio Pharmacists Association are promoting the medication checks to help older Ohioans and their caregivers understand and minimize the risk of falling potentially caused by the medicines they take.
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“One in three Ohioans over the age of 60 will experience a fall this year, and falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths among our elders,” stated Beverley L. Laubert, interim director of the department. “Prevention starts by understanding the risks, and we thank our pharmacy partners for having this crucial conversation with their customers.”
Some pharmacies in the region that are participating include:
|Barr's Hometown Pharmacy||28 W. Main St., Xenia||April 6||9 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|ZIKS Family Pharmacy||1130 W. Third St., Dayton||April 3||10 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|Jackson Pharmacy & Wellness Center||101B E. Pike St., Jackson Center||April 6||10 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Madison Avenue Pharmacy||640 N. Fountain Ave., Springfield||April 3||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Healing Springs Pharmacy||2449 Ross Millville Rd. #185, Hamilton||April 3 - 5||9 a.m. to noon|
|Walgreens Pharmacy||All Ohio locations||April 3||Contact pharmacy|
For the full list of participating Ohio pharmacies, click here.