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The Doctor Is In: Pain Management
June 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Dorrance Hamilton Hall Room 208
Experiencing pain is one of the most common health symptoms affecting older adults, and one of the most feared complications of illness. Older adults are more likely to have arthritis, bone and joint disorders, cancer, and other chronic disorders associated with pain. Persistent pain can contribute to depression, isolation, decreased physical mobility, and a lower quality of life. Despite the high prevalence of pain experienced by older adults, it is often inadequately treated. Fortunately, there are many options for reducing and even eliminating pain.
Join the LGBT Elder Initiative and Jefferson Health for this month’s “Doctor Is In” program to discuss pain management. We will learn about different types of pain and their causes, as well as potential treatments. We will also discuss ways of managing pain so that it interferes less with our daily lives.
-This program is free and open to the public
-Snacks and beverages will be served
-SEPTA reimbursement will be provided to cover travel costs
Support for this program is provided by Jefferson Health.