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Local Triads are sponsoring two presentations of special interest to seniors in February: 1) Medications: Safe Use for Elders, and 2) Alzheimer’s and the Silver Alert Program.

On February 24 at 10 AM, Matt Mabie, pharmacist and owner of The Hometown Pharmacy will talk about how various medications affect us; interactions between prescription meds and over-the-counter meds; and safe disposal of unused and outdated medications.  This free presentation, sponsored by the Cottage Grove Triad, will be held at Taylor Ridge Apartments, 510 Westlawn Drive, Cottage Grove.

On February 25 at 10:30 AM, the Southwest Madison Triad and SAIL (Supporting Active Independent Lives) will host a presentation on the new Silver Alert Program. It will highlight the background, the criteria, and the statistics to date and what families can do to be prepared if a family member goes missing. Presenters are Kari Orn, Silver Alert Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Justice and Rob Gundermann, Public Policy Director, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.  The free presentation is at Oakwood Village University Woods Campus-Heritage Oaks, 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison.

Note: Free parking is available in the Oakwood P1 lot underground garage.  After turning into the Oakwood campus from Mineral Point Road, keep left, and watch for the second parking structure on the right.  Push the black button in front of the garage door and an operator will open it. After parking, take the elevator to the first floor and turn right to find the Westmorland/Nakoma meeting rooms. 



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