At the Catherine McGowan Senior Center in Scituate, Florence Choate, the town’s Council on Aging director, offers seniors a variety of programs, but she rarely talks with them about addiction to prescription narcotics. “If we held a discussion on seniors with addiction issues around prescription pills, most of them would not come,” Choate said. In an effort to address opiate abuse south of Boston, the council cohosted a community forum recently. It attracted about 100 people, half of them seniors.
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