TIMELY TOPICS IN HEALTHCARE: THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC @ KML

Press Release 1/22/18

(Kent, Connecticut) –Join us for a discussion about opioid creation, addiction, treatment and rehabilitation on Saturday, February 3 at 2:30 p.m. The Library is pleased to host a lecture presented by Deborah M. Bain, RN BSN of Kent. Her topic is The Opioid Epidemic: A Look at Opioid Creation, Addiction, Treatment and Rehabilitation. Join us for this timely series about health-related issues in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates.

Deborah M Bain, RN BSN of Kent CT opened the doors of Prism Health Advocates in early 2016, a consulting firm specializing in helping patients and families navigate the healthcare system, from assistance at the doctors or hospital, obtaining second opinions, eldercare or end of life decisions, to billing and insurance problems. Prism will educate and support patients and families in order for them to be able to make solid choices based on researched options. Prism Health Advocates also specializes in providing a professional Care Management System to employees of small to medium size businesses, giving employees easy access to a designated Advocate who will work with them on any medical issue they need, educate and support them in their endeavor for wellness, and to employers who benefit from a more educated, health focused work force, supported by a trained professional with vast experience in the medical field. www.prismhealthadvocates.com

This lecture about opioids is the first of a six-part health series presented by Prism Health Advocates of Kent. The next two topics in this series are:

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Parents As Heroes, Supporting Children Through Medical Encounters presented by Deborah Vilas, MS, CCLS, LMSW, Child Life Coach. Studies show that children who are prepared for medical procedures recover faster with less emotional stress. Even routine procedures such as vaccinations can cause children undue stress and lead to avoidance of medical care. Come learn about simple things that you can do to lessen your child’s anxiety and support them through any medical encounter.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Creating Communities Free of Domestic Violence:  A Key to Women’s Health and Equality presented by Dr. D. Elizabeth “Betsey” Mauro, Executive Director of Women’s Support Services, Sharon. Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population — and they are on the frontlines — often more deeply impacted than men and boys by poverty, climate change, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, and global economic crises. Their contributions and leadership are central to the future well being of our own country and the world. The United Nations has identified issues relating to women in its 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. These include: no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy and decent work.

Join us for all or some of this series about health in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates. Free & open to the public. Please register. This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information call the Library, 860-927-3761; email kmlinfo@biblio.org; stop by the Library; or visit the Library’s online calendar at kentmemoriallibrary.org.

The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut.