Registration underway for July 18 workshop on opioid addiction and older adults


Registration is now open for the Opioid Crisis Workshop: The Unseen Impact on Older Adults, to be held from noon to 5 p.m. July 18 at Penta Career Center.

Guests will learn from key leaders from northwest Ohio who will discuss the impact of the opioid crisis on middle-aged and older adults. Information on opioid use, misuse, abuse and dependency will be provided, along with information on alternative strategies for pain management and community resources. This workshop will also address the unique challenges faced by grandparents who are raising the children of the opioid epidemic.

The workshop is free for grandparents raising their grandchildren and individuals aged 60 and older. For others, the cost is $25 per person. CEUs are available for social workers, counselors and marriage family therapists.

Registration is required. Guests can download an application at to register. More information is available at

The Bowling Green State University Optimal Aging Institute, the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio Inc. and the Wood County Committee on Aging are hosting the workshop.

Guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if they need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services at or 419-372-8495 prior to the event.