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U of L to host free event in Oldham County May 10 to discuss aging, pain management and addiction

The University of Louisville Trager Institute will offer a free community event to discuss the dangers of medication misuse and addiction for older adults, alternative solutions to chronic pain management and advocacy for making alternative pain strategies accessible for older adults.

(Kaiser Health News photo)

“There is often a stigma around talking about pain and pain management, in addition to lack of understanding of options beyond opioids,” Mona Huff, the institute’s community organizer, said in a news release. “Good health starts with self-care and loving yourself. It means asking for help when you need it. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength.”

The event, “Reconciling Pain and Giving Hope to Seniors,” will be held Monday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the John W. Black Community Center in Oldham County.

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to the symposium by May 7. For more information contact Mona Huff at 502-845-6849 or rjhuff01@louisville.edu.

This event is held in partnership with the Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities, Tri-County Community Action Partnership, Barren River Area Development District, and the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development District.

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