Senior Citizen Resource Center

Welcome to the Senior Citizen Resource Center, a center for information pertinent to keeping Manassas Senior Citizens thriving safely.
Senior Safe®
Select a topic below to view an interactive brochure. For a list of safety topics, continue below.
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Home Security
Personal Safety
Cons & Scams
Avoiding Falls
Drugs & Medicine
Household Safety
Drive Safely
Healthy Lifestyles
Health Management
Travel Safety

Prescription Medication Safety
Prescriptions, Your Personal Safety and Theft
While medicine is prescribed to help us, sometimes prescriptions can make us a target for certain types of crime. In particular, the mere presence of medications in your pocket, your purse, or in your home can open you up to risks to your personal safety and theft. Printable information on how to keep you and your medications safe

Drug Diversion
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, "Unused medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they are highly susceptible to accidental ingestion, diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high--more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined, according to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet, according to surveys of users."

For additional information about drug disposal, including upcoming Drug Take Back Initiative Events taking place in your area, visit DEA online.
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