Stepping On: Building Confidence and Reducing Falls
What is Stepping On?
Stepping On is a well-researched falls prevention program. The results were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The Stepping On workshop meets for two hours a week for seven weeks.
Join us Fridays April 19th-May 31, 2013 from 1-3pm
Why Should I Be Concerned About Falling?
- More than one-third of adults 65 or over 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.
Who Can Best Learn From Stepping On?
Is 65 years or over Has had a fall in the past year or is fearful of falling Is living in a home or apartment; and 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
- What to look for in safe footwear
- How to check your home for safety
Who Leads the Workshop?
The program is co-led by a health professional and a lay leader. Local guest experts also assist by providing information on exercise, vision, safety, and medications.
What Are The Benefits?
- Learn to step outside your home with confidence.
- Learn with people your own age.
- 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.
- Help others by sharing what has worked for you.
For more information email Ann.Leinenwever@BrooksRehab.org or Ola.Iyewarun@BrooksRehab.org or call (904) 854-2057
Please note: while there is no official charge, we do ask for a $20 donation at the door. When pre-registering online you do not need to give your credit card information. You will automatically be registered after going through the first registration screen. To participate you must also fill out the attached form to know if you qualify for the program.
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Ola Iyewarun, PT, NCS
Ann Leinenwever, PT, MPT, NCS
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