City Hall, Health and Wellness

Medford’s Office of Prevention & Outreach to Host Informational Events

The City of Medford’s Prevention and Outreach Office will be hosting a series from May 30th to June 2nd. These events hope to bring awareness and tools to address substance abuse. All exhibits and events will take place at Medford City Hall, 2nd floor, near the Council Chambers.

Hidden In Plain Sight: The exhibit recreates a teenager’s bedroom and is designed to raise awareness about signs of possible of substance abuse. The mock bedroom is intended to teach parents about the indicators, which are often “hidden in plain sight,” that their son or daughter might be using drugs. Room set up donated by the Mission of Deeds. This is exhibit is not for children.

Multiple viewing times are available to the community.

Tuesday, May 30th: 8:30am to 10am, 5pm to 7pm

Wednesday, May 31st: 8:30am to 10am, 5pm to 7pm

Thursday, June 1st: 8:30am to 10am, 5pm to 8pm

Friday, June 2nd: 8:30am to 12pm

June 1st 6:30pm to 8pm Life Saving Skills: Armstrong Ambulance is providing a training that includes 1) how to recognize and respond to a stroke 2) how to use an AED and hands only CPR 3) how to stop bleeding or hemorrhage 4) how spot signs and symptoms of an overdose and how to reverse an overdose/use naloxone. This training will replicate a training being provided to 12th grade students at Medford Public Schools during the month of May.

Intimacy of Memory Art and Storytelling Project– The Recovery Journey: Art display that tells the story of people’s recovery from drug addiction. Nancy Marks helped people tell their recovery journey story through art and Annie Brewster helps those people tell the story of that art piece. Art show will allow people to see and to hear those journeys. This is be on display in City Hall beginning May 30th and available to view during open hours of City Hall.

For further information, please contact Penny Funaiole, Medford’s Prevention and Outreach Director at pbruce@medford-ma.gov or at (781) 393-2449.

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