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Opioid Crisis Workshop: Unseen Impact on Older Adults

Northwest Ohio (June 20, 2018) – An opioid workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 18th from noon – 5:00 p.m. at Penta Career Center, 9301 Buck Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Key leaders from Northwest Ohio will discuss the impact of the opioid crisis on middle-aged and older adults. Information on opioid use, misuse, abuse, and dependency will be provided along with information on alternative strategies for pain management and community resources from agencies/organizations in Northwest Ohio. This workshop will also address the unique challenges faced by grandparents who are raising the grandchildren of the opioid epidemic. Naloxone training/distribution will be provided by Dr. Stephanie McGuire Wise from the Zepf Center.

The workshop is free for individuals over the age of 60 and for all grandparents raising their grandchildren. For others, the cost is $25.00 per person, with CEUs available for Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage Family Therapists.

Registration is required. To register, download an application at https://areaofficeonaging.com/event/4930   For questions, call 419-382-0624 or send an email to training@areaofficeonaging.com.


This workshop is sponsored by the Wood County Committee on Aging, the Optimal Aging Institute of Bowling Green State University, and the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio.


For additional information, including the workshop agenda, see https://www.bgsu.edu/content/dam/BGSU/health-and-human-services/document/18HH6535-Opioid-Workshop-Flier.pdf available at www.bgsu.edu/oai

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