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Published on August 14, 2017

Step up to building confidence and reducing falls

Many older adults have experienced a fall which has resulted in injury and shaken their confidence. 

Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics provides a program to help individuals who have experienced or are at risk of falling. The seven-week program begins Friday, Sept. 15, 9 – 11 a.m. in the Eagleview room at Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital, Hillsboro. The program meets for two hours a week over a seven-week period. Topics include balance and strength training, vision, medications, footwear and home safety.

The threat of falling can become a barrier to many of life's activities and reduce an individual's participation. In fact, 35 percent of those who have experienced a fall become less active. Preventing falls and regaining confidence is vital to maintaining one's personal independence and self-worth. 

For more information and to register, call Carol Behm, RN at (608) 489-8156 or Cheryl Vulstek, RN at (608) 489-8116.

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