Stepping On: Building confidence, reducing falls
The Stepping On program builds confidence and empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. This community-based program provides a forum for gaining knowledge about safety practices, while allowing participants to assess their individual falls risk, and make decisions to reduce their risk of falling.
The Stepping On program offers proven solutions to reduce falls. Each 7-week session is highly engaging. In a small group setting, older adults can expect to take part in open dialog about falls prevention strategies. Participants will be introduced to a series of strength and balance exercises which have been shown to reduce falls. An exercise manual is provided to each participant. Stepping On covers a wide range of topics to include: coping after a fall, home hazards and modifications, improving strength and balance, safe footwear, vision and falls, community safety and mobility, bone health, and medication review.
Program sessions take place 1x/week for seven weeks. Each session is 2 hours in length. Classes are facilitated by a pair of trained leaders.
Stepping On is for anyone who:
- Is 60 years or older
- Has had a fall or is fearful of falling
- Is living independently in a home or an apartment
- Walks independently, walks with a cane, or uses a walker occasionally
- Is cognitively aware
Only available in English
$20.00 per participant for the entire 7-week program