SIOUX FALLS, S.D., - Opioid abuse is an issue within all age groups. Volunteers of America is looking to raise awareness about opioid abuse among the elderly.
The organization’s prevention resource center visited Good Samaritan Society - Prairie Creek in Sioux Falls Wednesday to talk with residents about opioid safety and how to safely dispose of them.
“They are prescribed a lot of medication at that age, and we want to make sure that they are their own best advocates. Do we need to take this medication? Some people absolutely do and that’s why they’re necessary, but they’re very addictive medications as well," said Michelle Majeres, Volunteers of America, Dakotas Prevention Coordinator.