June 29, 2021 - 5:06pm -- noggle.17@osu.edu

The Paulding County Extension office will provide education and information opportunities on safe medication practices through a program called Generation Rx. According to the national survey on Drug Use and Health from 2018, it is estimated that 16.9 million Americans have misused prescription medications at least once per year. The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in a partnership with Cardinal Health Network has designed the program Generation Rx to help combat these significant statistics.

Teaching medication safety to both younger and older residents of the state, Generation Rx is focused on providing education to citizens in hopes to lower the number of prescription medication accidents and incidents. The OSU Extension office of Paulding County will be offering two in-person programming dates for senior citizens of Paulding County free of charge due to the financial coverage from the Generation Rx grant! The target audience for the training is those older than 65 years of age.

The program will be offered on:

  • Friday, July 16th at 11:45 am at the Paulding County Senior Center, 401 E. Jackson Street, Paulding, OH 45879
  • Tuesday, July 27th at 2:00 pm at the Paulding County Extension Office, 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, OH 45879

To sign up, please register at: http://go.osu.edu/pauldingcountygenrx or call the Extension Office for more information at 419-399-8225. Registration is required to secure a seat in the training.

For additional information on any Family and Consumer Science (FCS) programs, contact Casey Bishop, Paulding County Extension Educator for Family and Consumer Sciences at bishop.807@osu.edu or call 419-399-8225.