Community Briefs: LWV meeting, reducing falls, Fulbright Scholarship, board openings

Montana Passenger Rail is focus of LWV meeting

An update on Montana Passenger Rail will be part of the next League of Women Voters of the Helena Area meeting at noon, Tuesday, July 19.

Due to an uptick in COVID-19, the meeting will be by Zoom.

For an agenda and a link to join the meeting via Zoom, email LWV.Helena@gmail.com.

Program to reduce falls in older adults

One in four older adults has a fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news, according to Agencies on Aging, is that falls are not a normal part of aging and can be prevented.

The Stepping On program, offered in Helena by Rocky’s Agency on Aging, has been researched and proven to reduce falls by 31%. Stepping On will be held Mondays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. from Aug. 15 through Oct. 3 at the Helena Senior Center, 200 S. Cruse Ave. Registration is required.

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Over this seven week workshop, Stepping On gives participants strategies for avoiding falls including balance and strength exercises, home safety check suggestions, medication review and more. Guest experts including a physical therapist and pharmacist and others

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