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Cass County offers Falls Prevention Health Fair virtually

Cass County works to help keep those with falling risks safe

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The fifth annual Cass County Falls Prevention Health Fair will take place virtually over five weeks in September, which is National Falls Prevention Awareness Month.

The health fair theme is, "If you fall, who do you call?" The virtual falls prevention event will include articles on fall prevention, free fall risk assessment, message from the Cass County Sheriff's Office and activities that will include "spot the hazards" and word search.

Information will be available on the Cass County Live Healthy website and through participating local newspapers and distribution sites.

Visit www.co.cass.mn.us/livehealthy/falls_prevention.php for prevention tips and video testimonials from local residents who have experienced a serious fall. Also available is a simple checklist to determine if an individual is at risk for a fall and can spot potential hazards. A word search puzzle highlights topics to include in a fall prevention plan. Learn about the Cass County Sheriff’s Lift and Assist service. Know who to call if you fall.

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