Phone: (641) 484-4678 Toll Free: 1-800-944-9503 Fax: (641) 484-5424

MESKWAKI NATION - NEWS & EVENTS

Blood Pressure & Sugar Check

A CHR representative will be at the Senior Center to check your blood pressure and sugar.

Contact the Senior Center for information

Senior Active Living Program

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

Water Aerobics @ Casino Pool  Arrive: 8:45 a.m  Class: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Flexibility/Strength Activities @ Wellness Center  9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Contact the Senior Center for more information.

Senior Active Living Program Canceled for Today

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

Water Aerobics @ Casino Pool  Arrive: 8:45 a.m  Class: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Flexibility/Strength Activities @ Wellness Center  9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Contact the Senior Center for more information.

MSS Masquerading at Senior Center

ALL CANDY MUST BE FREE OF NUT AND NUT BUTTER!

K-6th grades

Approximate number of trick or treaters—145

Contact the Senior Center for information.

A schedule of when students will leave the school:

Kindergarten-1st grade—load bus at 1:15 p.m.

2nd-3rd grade—load bus at 1:30 p.m.

4th-6th grade—load bus at 1:45 p.m.

 Route: Meskwaki Senior Center, Tribal Court, Tribal
Center, Casino Hotel, Clinic, High School

 

 

 

Prescription Drug Take Back Day!

Prescription Drug

“Take Back” Day

On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the MNPD, Meskwaki Senior Services and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, please contact MNPD at 641.484.4844.