April 24, 2017
Indiana – On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 13th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs.
Collection sites will be set up nationwide for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs which will be properly disposed of without threat to the environment. This program is for liquid and pill medications. Needles, new or used, will not be accepted for disposal.
This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.
Once again, the Indiana State Police are pleased to partner with the DEA, and as in the past, the drugs may be dropped off at any Indiana State Police Post, except the Toll Road Post. The event will be on Saturday, April 29th, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Also, the Indiana State Police will host a drop off site on Friday, April 28th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. inside the Indiana Government Center North public entrance off of Robert Orr Plaza in Indianapolis. This is between the government north and south buildings, immediately west of the State Capitol building.
To locate the state police post closest to your home or business, click this link for Indiana State Police on the Map.
To find other locations in Indiana or across the U.S. that are participating in the Drug Take Back initiative, click this link to the DEA.
The Drug Take Back events are the safe, popular and responsible way for the public to legally and dispose of prescription drugs with no questions asked.
(Per Press Release received from Rich Myers, PIO)
April 19, 2017
LifeSpan Resources and Peggy’s Place Adult Life Center to partner on senior lunch program.
LifeSpan Resources is partnering with Peggy’s Place Adult Life Center, located at 1730 Audubon Drive, Suite 100, in New Albany, to offer a senior hot lunch service through the agency’s congregate nutrition program. The lunch service, which started on April 10, aims to serve a well-balanced weekday hot lunch to independent community dwelling seniors. Any senior age 60 and up is eligible for the program. Meals are offered for a suggested donation of $2.50 per meal, however no senior will be denied a meal for lack of ability to donate.
“We are excited to partner with Peggy’s Place to offer this new option for a hot meal for seniors in the community. Peggy’s Place has a beautiful facility, a spacious dining area, and a welcoming staff,” said Lucy Koesters, LifeSpan’s Chief Business Development Officer. The meals are provided by Masterson’s Catering of Louisville, which prepares hot lunches for five of LifeSpan’s congregate nutrition centers located across its 4-county service area. Menus are planned and certified by a registered dietician to meet one-third of the required daily intakes (RDIs) established by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. LifeSpan will also provide nutrition education and wellness programs at Peggy’s Place for congregate participants. “We encourage independent seniors age 60 and up to come and try it out. We think they will be really happy to have lunch and co-mingle with Peggy’s Place day participants.” said Koesters.
Peggy’s Place opened on March 30 to provide elderly individuals and those with disabilities who need supervised care, a place to spend the day while their caregivers work. The facility offers a medical/social model to prolong independence and improve daily functioning.
“We’re going to work to improve and sustain cognitive and physical ability in a warm and friendly environment,” said Christine Burke-Bottorff, LPN, the Life Care Director of Peggy’s Place. Burke-Bottorff has been a nurse for 22 years and loves working in geriatrics and making a difference in people’s lives. “The partnership with LifeSpan is ideal because socialization is an important aspect of our center. Isolation is a huge problem among seniors and people with disabilities. We hope to have some of our more independent congregate clients sign up as volunteers, too. It’s a win for all: the congregate clients will be coming in for socialization, as well as nutrition. Here, we can offer a whole host of benefits to both sets of our clientele: the day participants and the congregate seniors.”
Peggy’s Place serves a daily hot meal or a chef salad option for the program’s congregate participants Monday through Friday at 11:30 am. Seniors over the age of 60 may stop in at Peggy’s Place, located at 1730 Audubon Drive, Suite 100, in New Albany, to register for the program. Registration is free and a nutrition assessment screening will be included. A $2.50 donation is encouraged at the time of the meal.
For more information, please contact LifeSpan Resources nutrition manager, Ramona Miller at 812-206-7936 or Peggy’s Place director, Christine Burke-Bottorff at 812-590-2857.