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SCENe adding new program offerings

SPRINGVILLE — Springville Concord Elder Network Coordinator Ginny Krebs announced that the April schedule of SCENe programs includes two new offerings.

On April 10, Gail Eddy will be teaching a new “Make ‘n Take Stamping Course.” Participants will make five hand-stamped birthday cards, for a fee. Program Chair Jackie Shaw said that the “popularity of SCENe’s art lessons with Jody Shaw was the reason they decided to offer these creative card lessons. All materials and the lesson are provided, so participants leave with finished projects.” There will be two sessions of the course, one will be held at 9 a.m. and the other at 1 p.m.

Jody Shaw is returning to the town hall on Thursday April 17 with classes on painting a “Green Scene” on canvas. There are also two sessions for this class, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a fee for the class.

Both the card and painting classes are limited so pre-registration is required by calling SCENe at 592-7599.

On April 18, SCENe is hosting an Erie County Senior Services “Free Medication Review Event.” Krebs explained that from 2-5 p.m. at the Concord Town Hall, located at 86 Franklin St. in Springville. Senior Services and University at Buffalo pharmacy students will conduct individual medication consultations.

Krebs noted, “This is the first time this event has been offered in our community and I hope people will take advantage of the opportunity. Medicare and professionals recommend a yearly medication review, to make sure you are taking only the medications you need and understand why you take them. It is important to review dosage, interactions or side effects and that you are not spending more money than needed on your medication.”

The medication review is open to the public and participants will get free private consultations, tips for safe medication use, answers about medication concerns and tools to help track medications. Krebs said people should “bring all prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and vitamins or supplements for the consultation. There are cases where vitamins, supplements or even some foods may interfere with a medication’s effectiveness.”

SCENe events are open to the public. SCENe is supported by Healthy Community Alliance, Inc.; Health Foundation for Western and Central New York; The Town of Concord; Erie County Senior Services; Love INC; private donations; many community partners and SCENe volunteers.

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