Lewinsville Church welcomes you to our
Older Adult Ministry home page

–Proverbs 16:31


From this portal, you may access summaries and descriptions of a wide array of programs, services, resources and notices of events available to older members of our congregation and the greater community as well as their families.

Download/View our new Older Adult Brochure! >>

About this new brochure:  The Older Adult Council was formed in 2013 to “Communicate, Coordinate, and Advocate for Older Adults.” It was charged to look at programs and services. Right from the start, one of the Council’s goals was to publish a booklet describing all these programs, services and activities. We are delighted to announce that the Older Adult Ministry Booklet is now in the rack outside of the office. We invite you to take a look at it. The booklet includes sections on Education, Financial Assistance, Grief and Illness Support, Housing, Publications and Information, Social and Support Opportunities, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities, and Worship. The booklet is directed at Older Adults, but also those who love and care for them. We offer our sincere thanks to Betty Douglass and Allison Lineberger for pulling all of the components together.

We invite you to visit this home page (a work in progress) often as it will be added to and updated frequently. If you have comments and/or suggestions, please email them to Wendy Maiwurm, (wmaiwurm@cox.net), Chairman, Older Adult Council.


APRIL 2017

Using Medications Wisely

Today we have many medicines to choose from.  Medicine can help you, but no drug is totally safe.  There are things you can do to lower your chances of having problems and make sure your medicine the best it can.

Ask Questions

  • Why am I using this medicine?
  • How long should I use it?
  • When should I start to feel better?
  • What should I do if I have problems or side effects?
  • When should I use this medicine?
  • Should I take it on an empty stomach or with food?
  • Is it safe to drink alcohol with it?
  • What should I do if I forget to use it?

Know the Medicine

  • What is the brand name?
  • What does the drug look like? Look at the color, shape, and package.  If it looks different next time, ask why.  It could be the wrong medicine.

Read the Label

  • Find out what is in the drug. Do not use the medicine if you are allergic to anything in it.  Ask your Health Provider about changing your medicine if you are allergic to any ingredients.
  • Don’t use two medicines with the same or similar ingredients.
  • Do not use two drugs for the same problem unless your Health Provider suggests it.
  • Read the warnings carefully.

Follow Directions

  • Do not skip taking your medicines.
  • Do not take more than the suggested dose.
  • Do not share medications
  • Do not take medicine in the dark – it’s too easy to make a mistake.

Keep a List of all the Medicines You Use

  • List all or your prescription medicines
  • List any over-the-counter medicines you use.
  • List any vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids and other products you use.
  • Carry the list with you to show your Health Provider and/or Pharmacist

How do you feel?

  • If you are not feeling better, or start to feel worse, call your Health Provider or Clinic.  You might need a different dose.

Taken from the FDA Office of Women’s Health (www.fda.gov/womens