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Live well, get fit and prevent falls

8/1/2023

See our upcoming Juniper classes and learn more about protecting your eyes and keeping them healthy.

Get Fit

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
August 8 - October 26
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Hybrid - Zion Lutheran Church

Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)
August 21 - October 13
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Online

Live well

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
August 22 - September 26
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Online

Diabetes Prevention Program
Starts September 5
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Online

Prevent Falls

A Matter of Balance
August 16 - October 4
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grand Portage Community Center

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance - Advanced
August 17 - November 21
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Online

Did you know?

Adults over the age of 40 with diabetes or high blood pressure have a higher risk of developing eye and vision problems.

Source: American Optometric Association

Older woman with an eye doctor wearing glasses

August is National Eye Exam Month

As you grow older, so do your eyes! Vision changes and you might not be able to see up close or need more time to adjust to light. Celebrate National Eye Exam Month by learning more about how to protect your eyes and keep them healthy.
  • See your eye doctor. If you are over the age of 65, it is recommended to get your eyes checked every 1 or 2 years and more frequently if you are having problems.
  • Protect your eyes. When you're outside, wear sunglasses, specifically those that block ultraviolet light, and a large hat that shades you.
  • Keep your body healthy. Be physically active, choose smart foods to eat and maintain a healthy blood pressure. Learn more about how to stay healthy at our Diabetes Prevention Program here.
  • Take a break from screens. Prevent eye strain by taking a break from looking at a computer screen. Consider the 20-20-20 rule: take a break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

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