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Free workshop to learn about managing falls and increasing activity levels to start April 10

OWATONNA, Minn. 2/20/2018  Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute — Owatonna Hospital is offering a free program designed to help older adults manage falls and increase activity levels.

“A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” includes eight, two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This class is especially helpful for those concerned about falls, interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, who’ve fallen in the past or who’ve restricted activities because of falling concerns.

Participants will learn to:
• view falls as controllable
• set goals for increasing activity
• make changes to reduce fall risks at home
• exercise to increase strength and balance.

Classes are held Tuesday and Friday each week for four weeks, beginning April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Owatonna Hospital, 2250 NW 26th Street in Owatonna.

Instructors include: Greg Lenz, physical therapist and Heather Lenz, physical therapist, both from Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute — Owatonna Hospital.

For more information or to register, contact Greg Lenz or Heather Lenz at 507-977-2150.

About Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health, was created in 2013 by the merger of Courage Center and Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. The Institute provides a continuum of rehabilitation services for people with short- and long-term conditions, injuries and disabilities in communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has multiple locations, and numerous programs and services. For more information visit

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 10 hospitals / 13 campuses, 15 retail pharmacies, and many specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.