On average, older adults fill about twenty prescriptions annually. It is well known that as we age and acquire chronic illnesses, medications help support us on a day to day basis. Some take medications as prescribed, others forget and some resist because they don’t want to become “pill poppers”. It’s important to always have an updated list of current medications. This list should go with you to medical appointments and can serve as an emergency list if you ever need to go to the hospital.