Regional West Community Health Offers Free Fall-Prevention Course

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ― Regional West Community Health and the Scotts Bluff County Health Department will offer a free seven-week fall-prevention class for people age 55 and older beginning Aug. 14 at The Residency in Scottsbluff.

The Stepping On program provides information, skills, and exercises to reduce the risk of accidental falls.  The free classes are helpful to any adult over 55 years old who has had a fall in the past year, has a fear of falling, lives at home, and does not suffer from dementia.

Participants learn how to spot risks, how to make their homes safer, and how to use regular activity to improve balance and coordination. Classes cover strength training, vision, balance, medications, safe footwear, and potential fall hazards.

Stepping On classes will be held on Wednesdays, Aug. 14 through Sept. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Residency, Scottsbluff.

The registration deadline is Aug. 6, but early registration is advised as enrollment is limited. To register for Stepping On, call Regional West Community Health at 308-630-1580.

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 in-network providers, and 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.