Published on February 05, 2021

Altru’s Workshop Aims to Prevent Falls

Grand Forks, N.D. – One in four people age 65 or older has a fall each year, Altru’s “Stepping On” workshop is here to help lessen those falls. “Stepping On” is a 7-week, virtual workshop to teach, equip and help you avoid a dangerous and costly fall. In just a matter of weeks, you’ll learn strength and balance exercises, how to identify and remove fall hazards inside and outside your home, and how vision, hearing, medication, and footwear affect your risk of falling. “Stepping On” is held online from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning Thursday, February 25 and runs through April 15. To register, call Bill Vasicek, Community Safety Coordinator at 701.780.5939 or email at bvasicek@altru.org

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a physician-led, multispecialty group practice with an acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit altru.org.