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Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department

As your local health department, we are here to help you and your family be as healthy as possible. We have over 20 programs and services to help educate, motivate and empower individuals in our service area to make safe and healthy choices. To make sure that you are informed of all of our classes and events and receive our health information tips and updates, please register your email address with us, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. 

 

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Upcoming Events

Stepping On series - Norfolk Senior Center

November 15, 2017  •  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for the Stepping On class each Wednesday from 10am to 12pm from October 4th - November 15th at the Norfolk Senior Center. Registration is required by calling 402-529-2233. Instructor: Melanie Thompson.

 

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