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Alzheimer’s CARE training workshops

Community Alzheimer’s CARE Training Workshops will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 7 and 14 at Home Instead Senior Care, 269 Bennett St., Luzerne.

For reservations, call 714-4260. The workshops are free and open to the public

Developed by Home Instead Senior Care, the Alzheimer’s CARE program incorporates an innovative, person-centered approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes that often are associated with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

The workshops will teach caregivers and other family members how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and

care for themselves while caring for their loved one.

Free nutrition lecture

Join Melissa, a nutritionist, will present a free nutrition lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fabfitness, 255 Wyoming Ave., Kingston.. Attendees will learn why diets don’t work.

For more information contact Melissa at melissa.vpnutrition@gmail.com

Free training

The Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Aging/Intellectual Disabilities Training Team will hold a free training entitled “PolyPharmacy Issues” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Luzerne County West Side Annex Building, Forty Fort.

Dr. Sharon Falzone, director of the Northeast PA Health Care Quality Unit, a component of The Advocacy Alliance, will present the importance for seniors to watch for drug interactions; to be educated in self-advocacy and participate in medication evaluations, and learn how to identify polypharmacy symptoms.

To register, call the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health & Developmental Services at 825-9441 or 1-800-816-1880 or e-mail: mhmr@mhmr.luzerne.pa.us

Blue Cross supports Drug Take-Back Day

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is once again supporting the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday in an effort to help prevent medication abuse and rid homes of unwanted and unnecessary prescription drugs.

The DEA and local law enforcement agencies will have more than 30 locations available across northeastern and north central Pennsylvania from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the public to drop off unwanted prescription drugs.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For more information and to find a nearby collection site, visit www.dea.gov, click on the “Got Drugs?” banner, and then click on “Find a collection site near you” and enter your zip code.

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