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updated 5:20 PM UTC, Feb 10, 2016


Death of a Fort McCoy Soldier

First Army Division West has released the name of a Soldier stationed at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, who was killed by a gunshot wound at his Sparta residence Feb. 6.

  • Written by Mary Gerdes
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The Stepping On Program is Back

Stepping On is a workshop offered in Black River Falls by Black River Memorial Hospital, funded through a grant through Jackson County Department of Aging that helps older adults prevent falls. The workshop is held for two hours, once a week, for seven weeks followed by a three month booster session.

Stepping On will help participants identify why they fall and different ways to prevent falls, including strength and balance exercises, home safety check suggestions and a medication review. Participants will view a display of falls prevention products. The workshop is for people who have fallen and for people who fear falling. Participants will leave with more strength, better balance, and experience a feeling of confidence and independence as a result of performing various exercises and sharing personal falls experiences as a group. This class is ideal for individuals who are able to walk with or without a cane or may use a walker in the community but otherwise are fairly independent. The research has found that people who complete the workshop have a 31% reduced rate of falls.

The upcoming class in Black River Falls will be starting April 6, 2016 at the NEW Lunda Community Center Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9 – 11 a.m. for seven consecutive weeks.

For more information and to register for the workshop, call 715-284-1330.

  • Written by Mary Gerdes
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Third Annual Pace and Pedal

Black River Memorial Hospital has scheduled the Pace and Pedal Duathlon at Wazee Lake Recreation Area.

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