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Stepping On
Building confidence
Reducing falls

Join this 7-week workshop where you’ll learn
exercises and strategies to help prevent you from falling.

What is Stepping On?

Stepping On is a program that has been researched and proven to reduce falls in older people. 

It consists of a workshop that meets for two hours a week for seven weeks.  Workshops are led by a health professional and a peer leader – someone who, just like you, is concerned about falls.  In addition, local guest experts provide information on exercise, vision, safety, and medications.

Topics include:

  • Simple and fun balance and strength training
  • The role vision plays in keeping your balance
  • How medications can contribute to falls
  • Ways to keep from falling when out in your community
  • What to look for in safe footwear
  • How to eliminate falls hazards from your home
The Workshop Will Feature These Guest Speakers:
    Physical Therapist :Focusing on balance and strengthening exercises
    Pharmacist: Focusing on medications and how they increase fall risks
    And May Feature One of These Speakers:  
            Vision Expert ♦ Community Safety Expert ♦
                    Footwear Specialist ♦ Home Safety Device Specialist
Why Should I be Concerned about Falling?
Falling is very common - it can result in injury and can shake your confidence.  The threat of falling can be a barrier to safely doing all the things you want to do at home and in the community.  That’s why preventing falls is critical to maintaining independence. 
    Did you know?
  • More than one-third of people age 65 or older fall each year
  • Falls are the leading cause of injury and hospitalization for trauma and death among older adults
  • 35% of people who fall become less active
  • 40% of people who enter a nursing home had a fall in the prior 30 days.
To Register For The Workshop
Or Any Questions Call:
(620) 793-1902
Ask for Karen or Shannon
Workshop Size Is Limited
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$20.00 Workshop Fee
Includes Exercise Weight