Media release: On Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Redmond Regional Medical Center will be hosting “Crush the Crisis” – an opioid prescription drug take-back event – in partnership with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and Floyd Against Drugs. The event will be held at Redmond Regional at 501 Redmond Road.
All community members are invited to drop off unused opioids and expired medications at the “Crush the Crisis” event. Law enforcement officials from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to oversee collection and disposal of the medications.
Floyd Against Drugs representatives will also participate in the event and be on hand to provide education materials.
The event will be held at Redmond under a blue tent set up near the patient pick-up at the front entrance of the hospital. Those dropping off medications can enter at the main entrance off Redmond Road and pull straight ahead to the blue tent. Individuals will be able to “drive up” to the tent without having to get out of their car.
Saturday: The 18th Annual Health Initiative for Men Plus Women is set from 8 a.m. to noon at the Floyd County Health Department. Organizers plan to continue “to combine the men’s and women’s events to make better use of our resources and efforts in providing services to those in our community.”
Saturday: Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc led by Neurologist Dr. David Hale. The two-mile health walk is free and meets at Bridgepoint Plaza in Rome at 9 a.m. Participants will hear a short introduction on the benefits of walking before venturing onto Rome’s Kingfisher Trail. For more: visit harbinclinic.com/docwalk.