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COD Hosts Free Senior Workshop on the Opioid Epidemic Oct. 26

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College of DuPage is hosting a free senior workshop on the opioid epidemic from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Homeland Security Education Center, Room 1022, on the College's Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

Part of the Homeland Security Training Institute's Senior Citizen Crime Prevention series, this workshop will feature DuPage County Coroner Dr. Richard Jorgensen and Director of the DuPage County Health Department Karen Ayala discussing the growing opioid epidemic in the DuPage community. Attendees will learn about the epidemic, its effects in the community, ways to help and alternatives to opioid-based pain relievers.

While this workshop is free, seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, contact Leah Cameron at or (630) 942-3427.

Funded through a Resource for Excellence grant from the College of DuPage Foundation, the Senior Citizen Crime Prevention series at COD is committed to providing information and skills designed to keep senior citizens safe. Upcoming senior workshops will cover a range of topics, including IRS scams, local crime prevention and cyber security. Click here for information about the Senior Citizen Crime Prevention series.

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