Stepping On Fall Prevention Workshop
What is Stepping On?
Stepping On is a well established fall prevention program that is designed to address the common causes of preventable falls. The results were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. the Stepping On workshop meets one day a week for seven weeks. Classes last two hours.
- Improving Strength and Balance
- Home and Environment Safety
- Medication Review
Why Should I be concerned about falling?
- More than one-third of adults 65+ fall each year.
- Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admissions for trauma, and death.
- 35% of people who fall become less active, which leads to increased likelihood of additional falls.
Who can best learn from Stepping On?
- Is 65 years or older
- Has had a fall in the past year, or is fearful of falling
- Is living in a home or apartment
- Is not suffering from dementia
What will I learn?
- Simple and fun balance and strength training
- The role vision plays in keeping your balance
- How medications can contribute to falls
- Ways to stay safe when out and about in your community and while traveling
- What to look for in safe footwear
- How to recognize safety concerns within your home and minimize them
What are the benefits?
- Live confidently within your home and feel prepared to be outside doing the things you want to
- Learn from each others personal experiences as well as experts
- Become more aware of fall hazards and learn how your fall risk can be reduced
- Study the most up-to-date information on falls prevention
Falls are leading cause of injury and death among those age 65 and older. Whether the person is injured or not, they frequently become fearful of falling which results in limitation of normal physical activities. This can result in reduced mobility and loss of physical conditioning, increasing their risk of falling.