WILKES-BARRE, PA (10/05/2018) Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, sponsors Brown Bag Medication Review during American Pharmacists' Month in October in Agency on the Aging Centers. The event will occur on Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 17 centers across the region. Wilkes will send over 120 student phamracists and over 20 pharmacists to conduct brown bag medication reviews and blood pressure screenings. Attendees participating in the medication review are asked to bring all medications or a list of medications including over-the-counter medications and vitamins. Free pill boxes, disposal bags, medication take-aways and health trackers will be available at the event.
Some centers will have blood glucose and postural balance screenings. The event is for adults age 50 and older. Those who attend and are 60 or older will get a free membership with the Agency on Aging. Participants can sign up in advance for the screenings by contacting one of the centers or sign up on the day of the event. Also, if a participant is not a member, they are able to still sign up to join this event at a center that is convenient.
The Agency on Aging centers include:
Butler Township Center: 411 West Butler Drive, Drums, Pa., 18222, 570-788-4881
Dallas Center: 1158 Twin Stacks Drive, Dallas, Pa., 18612, 570-675-2179
Edwardsville Center: 57 Russell Street, Edwardsville, Pa., 18704, 570-287-3381
Falls Center: 2813 Sullivan's Trail, Falls, Pa., 18615, 570-388-2623
Freeland Center: 701 Chestnut Street Freeland, Pa., 18224, 570-636-3080
Hazleton Center: 24 East Broad Street, Hazleton, Pa., 18201, 570-459-1441
Jewish Community Alliance Center: 60 South River Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18702, 570-824-4646
Kingston Center: 335 Third Ave, Kingston, Pa., 18704, 570-287-1102
Lee Park Center: 140 Lee Park Avenue, Hanover Township Wilkes-Barre Pa., 18702, 570-825-9883
Mountaintop Center: 460 South Main Road, Mountaintop, Pa., 18707, 570-868-8517
Rose Tucker-Nanticoke Center: 145 East Green St. Nanticoke, Pa., 18634, 570-735-1670
Pittston Center: 441 North Main Street, Pittston, Pa., 18640, 570-655-5561
Plains Center: 50 Second Street, Plains, Pa., 18705, 570-824-5542
Plymouth Center: 160 East Main Street, Plymouth, Pa., 18651, 570-779-9664
Shickshinny Center: 19 West Vine Street, Shickshinny, Pa., 18655, 570-542-4308
Charles T. Adams Center: 5 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18701, 570-825-3484
Wyoming County Center: 101 Dymond Terrace, Tunkhannock, Pa., 18657, 570-836-2324
Last year, 124 students and 22 pharmacists completed 397 blood pressure screenings and reviewed 226 indiviual medications, making it the largest single day event across the state.
About Wilkes University:
Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 43 bachelor's degree programs, Wilkes offers 25 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.