Pharmacist educates seniors on health topics

Jag Deol works not only here in Clearwater but does contract work in the medical field all over the world

Clinical pharmacist Jag Deol speaks to a seniors' luncheon on Aug. 11 about health care topics.

Clinical pharmacist Jag Deol speaks to a seniors' luncheon on Aug. 11 about health care topics.

Sandra Holmes

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Jag Deol, a clinical pharmacist working at Pharmasave in Clearwater, gave an informative talk to about 40 seniors during a seniors’ luncheon held monthly at the Elks Hall.

Deol works not only here in Clearwater but does contract work in the medical field all over the world. Her volunteering includes participating in the bike ride from Vancouver to Seattle in support of the BC Cancer Agency.

At the seniors’ luncheon, Deol told about the new Pharmasave store and some of its features.

Then she talked more specifically about three health topics. First she talked about how to safely dispose of old medications and vitamins.

Second, she talked about the many services a pharmacist can offer. One very helpful service is bubble packing medication for folks who take several kinds of medication at several different times of day.

Third, Deol talked about the importance of seniors being vaccinated against shingles. This debilitating nerve illness causes serious pain and distress to many elderly people.

The talk was followed by a delicious lunch made by the Challengers and a brief talk about volunteering and its surprising benefits.

Thanks to all those who helped set up and clean up (including Anastasia Warner, visiting granddaughter of Evelyn and Leonard Warner). It is your dedicated help that makes this event so enjoyable.

The complimentary senior’s luncheon is a monthly event sponsored by Wells Gray Country Seniors’ Society and funded by the Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program.

The next complimentary luncheon will be Tuesday, Sept. 2. The next meeting of the Wells Gray Senior’s Society will be Wednesday, Sept. 3.

 

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