Fall prevention classes available in Bloomer

August 18, 2015

BLOOMER, Wis. — Stepping On: Fall Prevention classes will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 17 through Oct. 29, at the G.E. Bleskacek Family Memorial Library, 1519 17th Ave. in Bloomer.

This seven-week, evidence-based fall prevention program will cover improving balance and vision, strength training, home environment safety and medication review. Meet with physical therapists, vision and medication experts. Gain more strength, improved balance and confidence in your ability to reduce the risk of falls to maintain an active and fulfilling life. To attend, you should be able to walk unassisted, live independently and have had a fall or are at risk of falling.

Stepping On: Fall Prevention is co-supported by Mayo Clinic Health System and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Chippewa County.

This class is free; light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.

Call 715-726-7777 for more information and/or to register by Thursday, Sept. 10. Go to mayoclinichealthsystem.org for other wellness opportunities in your community.

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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.

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Dan Lea
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