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Stepping On program starting at the Norfolk Senior Center in October

Monday, September 18, 2017

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department is excited to announce a new Stepping On class series to begin Wednesday, October 4th, at the Norfolk Senior Center. This free class will assist seniors with reducing their risk of falling. Classes will be held each Wednesday for 7 weeks from 10am – 12pm and all are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required by calling 402-529-2233.

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. 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.  Within the local 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 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. Topics will include: vision, outdoor safety, footwear, medication management, home safety, mobility aids, balance and exercise.


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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