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Stepping On program to help reduce falls

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) is excited to announce a new Stepping On class series is to begin in June 2017. Stepping On is an evidence-based program and studies have shown that the fall rate among Stepping On participants was reduced about 30 percent compared with those who did not participate in the program.  Preventing falls in people 65 and older is important to helping seniors live independently. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nationally one in three adults aged 65 and older falls each year and 2 million are treated for fall-related injuries in the emergency room.  Research shows that of those that fall each year, less than half tell their doctor and falling one time doubles the chances of having a future fall. Within the ELVPHD health district, about 1 in 4 (22.7%) people aged 45 and over had fallen in the past year according to the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data compared to 26.1% for the State of Nebraska overall. Many falls can be prevented and programs such as Stepping On gives seniors the tools they need to reduce their chance of falling.

The class is open to the public will meet each Thursday (June 15th – July 27th

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Elkhorn Logan Valley
Public Health Department
2104 21st Circle / PO Box 779, Wisner, NE 68791
Phone: 402.529.2233  - or -  877.379.4400
Fax: 402.529.2211
After Hours: 402.841.8110
Email: info@elvphd.org