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Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day

While falls prevention is important to focus on throughout the year, the first day of fall (September 22) is designated as Falls Prevention Awareness Day and acknowledged across the United States. Again this year, the La Crosse County Falls Prevention Coalition has planned a week of activities to help our community get informed and get active to spread awareness! Join us:

Monday, September 19th, 2022

1:30 PM: Join Marsha Bateman, PT, for Tai Chi in the park! Beginners are welcome, no experience required. This event (weather dependent) will take place at Riverside Park (meet next to water fountain) at 1:30 PM. No registration required.

2:30 PM: Grab your walking/running shoes and participate in a Mile-a-Thon around Riverside Park (weather dependent; meet at bandshell). Walk or run one or more lap around the park with the La Crosse County Falls Prevention Coalition. Each lap is one mile! This event will begin at 2:30 PM. No registration required.


Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

5:00 PM: Give Disc Golf a try with experts, Bluffside Birdie! This event will be held at Thomas G. Rowe Park located behind Onalaska High School at 5:00 PM. Equipment is provided, but space is limited. To registered, call the ADRC at 608-785-5700.


Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

10:30 AM: Grab your walking shoes and walking poles, if available, for a guided Nature Walk plus walking pole demonstration facilitated by Marsha Bateman, PT, and joined by special guests from the Holmen Area Fire Department. This event will begin in the Holmen Public Library parking lot at 10:30 AM where the La Crosse County Library will sponsor a chance to win a set of walking poles funded in part by the Institute of Museum & Library Services! Attendees will then walk the Halfway Creek Trail, weather dependent. No registration required.

11:45 AM: Join us for Lunch at the Holmen Area Community Center (600 N Holmen Dr, Holmen) provided by the La Crosse County Senior Nutrition Program! Learn more about falls prevention during a brief presentation by Diane Brose, PT, at 11:45 AM. Lunch, served at 12:00 PM, is free for anyone 60 years of age or older new to the program and registered to participate by 9/20/22. To register, call the ADRC at 608-785-5700.


Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Attend Falls Prevention Awareness Day at the Black River Beach Neighorhood Center (1433 Rose St, La Crosse)! Attend any/all activities:

9:00-11:00 AM: Free health screenings, including fall risk screening. First come, first served. No registration required.

10:30 AM: Outdoor chair yoga by Karen Deusch, La Crosse Area Family YMCA. Weather dependent. No registration required.

11:30 AM: Lunch provided by the Coulee Region Pharmacy Association. Registration required. Call ADRC at 608-785-5700.

11:45 AM: "Healthy Eating on a Budget" by Emily Dix, La Crosse County Health Dept. Available to individuals registered for lunch.

1:00 PM: "How to Live a Long Sweet Life" by Dr. Zorba Paster. Space limited. Registration required. Call ADRC at 608-785-5700.

Dr. Zorba Paster, physician, author, adjunct professor, public radio show host, and more will talk about how diet and excerise, controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol fall short when it comes to living the best life you can live. Where we live, who we live with, whether we are in touch with nature, and/or aspects of our life play a key roll in how long and how well we live.


Event sponsored by the Aging & Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County and facilitiated by the La Crosse County Falls Prevention Coalition.