Thursday, June 13

2:30 p.m.

O’Connor Senior Center

611 Winona St.


Chronic pain is often a constant companion as we age. Prescription pain medication abuse is causing an intergenerational ripple effect on grandparents and older adults, parents, young children and our overall society.


Come to the June Council on Aging program as Emma Parrott, Karen Pershing and Lt. Brad Anders tell us what opioids are, how they affect older adults taking them, how the prevalence of opioids can make older adults more vulnerable and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.


Emma Parrott is the Rise Above Crime Manager at the Office on Aging. Karen Pershing serves as the Executive Director of the Metro Drug Coalition in Knoxville. Lt. Anders supervises the Special Crimes Unit of the Knoxville Police Department.


This event is free and open to the public.


Refreshments provided by Elder Law of East Tennessee.


More information about the Rise Above Crime program is available at