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Medicines and You: You Have The Power

Did you know 75% of people 45 and older take an average of 4 prescription drugs per day? And medication-related problems cost $200 billion per year, the same amount we spend on the drugs themselves?

That is why it’s important to know the steps to better medication management and why AARP New Hampshire is hosting a free workshop titled “Medicines and You: You Have The Power!”

November 11, 2011
The Executive Court and Banquet Facility (near The Yard Restaurant)
1199 South Mammoth Road; Manchester, NH
9:30 to 10am: Registration
10 to 11:30am: Program (Light lunch follows)
RSVP required by calling 1-877-926-8300

Sharing his wisdom on using prescription medications safely and effectively is internationally-acclaimed geriatrician and eldercare expert Dr. Bill Thomas. You can even catch a sneak preview of Dr. Thomas’ important message before you read any further.

“You are the center of your health care team,” said Dr. Bill Thomas. “There are other members of your team: doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to name a few. But it really is up to you to better manage your health and know a lot more about the medicines you take.”

Register for Medicines and You: You Have The Power! to learn why more medicine is not always the answer, brand-name drugs aren’t always preferable, new drugs aren’t always better, and sometimes pills aren’t the answer at all.

A fierce advocate of improving health care for an aging population, Dr. Thomas will teach you how to trust your instincts, make wise choices and be your own medication manager in partnership with your health care provider.

“This free program should be on the to-do list of anyone who takes prescription medications,” said AARP New Hampshire State Director Kelly Clark. “We encourage people of all ages to take the sage advice of Dr. Thomas.”

Reservations are required by calling 1-877-926-8300. You do not need to be an AARP member to attend. Sign up today and get AARP’s toolkit that will help you track your medications, ask questions of your health care team and make wise choices.

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