Learn About Medication Safety at Grace Cottage
TOWNSHEND, Vt. –- Many older adults live with at least one chronic condition,
including arthritis, heart disease or diabetes. Many of them take multiple medicines and/
or herbal remedies and consult with more than one healthcare provider. This, plus age-
related changes that affect the way certain drugs work in the body, can set the stage for
serious medicine-use related problems.
Grace Cottage Hospital is holding a free session of the Medication Use Safety Training
for Seniors™ program (MUST for Seniors™) on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4:30-6:00
p.m., to provide important information about safe medicine use to older adults and their
The session will be led by Grace Cottage Hospital Pharmacist Jim Heal and will be held
in the hospital’s Holt Conference Room in the Heins Building, 133 Grafton Rd. (Route
35), in Townshend.
Designed by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), the
goal of the program is to encourage older adults and their caregivers to learn about the
medicines they use and to be active partners in their healthcare by routinely talking with
providers about their medicines.
MUST for Seniors™ aims to promote safe and appropriate medicine use by giving older
adults and caregivers the tools and know-how they need to avoid medication misuse. It
helps them recognize and manage common side effects and teaches them skills to help
avoid medication errors. When used properly, medicines can treat or delay the onset or
progression of many chronic conditions and enhance quality of life.
To sign up to attend this free session, call 802-365-3649.