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Free class for seniors

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PROVO, UTAH (December 9, 2013) -- "Stepping On" is a seven week workshop that builds strength, balance and confidence in an effort to reduce the number of falls for a person 65 and older. Among older adults falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admissions, and death. More than one third of seniors experience a fall each year. Stepping On is an evidence based program that helps seniors become more aware of fall hazards and to learn how to reduce their fall risk.

There will be two different series of workshops. The first workshop will be on Thursdays, January 9th from 10 a.m. to noon and continue each Thursday through February 20th at the Provo Recreational Center (320 West 500 North). Another workshop will start on Tuesday, January 7th from 1 to 3 p.m. and continue each Tuesday through February 18th at the American Fork Hospital (170 North 1100 East).

Classes are free, but reservations are required (space and materials are limited). To register, please call 801-851-7095. The program is presented by the Utah County Health Department, and sponsored by Mountainland Aging and Family Services Department.

The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community by preventing avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community to assure conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD at www.FaceBook.com/uchealth, www.pinterest.com/uchd , or www.twitter.com/uchd