Walgreens' Senior Day to focus on fall prevention

Walgreens said Thursday that its Senior Day, August 7, would focus on preventing falls among older adults. Pharmacy staff will be available to discuss fall injury prevention, and stores will offer informational materials, including a checklist for assessing their fall risk by the CDC.

Walgreens said Thursday that its Senior Day, August 7, would focus on preventing falls among older adults. Pharmacy staff will be available to discuss fall injury prevention, and stores will offer informational materials, including a checklist for assessing their fall risk by the CDC. "With Walgreens' presence in communities nationwide, and our trusted relationship with customers, we have a great opportunity to help older adults and caregivers make homes and other environments safer and avoid injuries from slips and falls," said Rina Shah, Walgreens vice president of pharmacy operations. "These injuries are often highly preventable and education can be the key to prevention." Also as part of Senior Day, Balance Rewards members will receive 1,000 bonus points if they ask a pharmacy employee about fall injury prevention, while shoppers aged 55 years and older, and those with an AARP card, will receive 20% off on certain items.