Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568-5000 | La linea de mensajes: (920) 568-5001

Stepping On Falls Prevention Program

Stepping On is a program that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. It is a community-based workshop offered once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small-group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Older adults who should attend are those who: a) are at risk of falling, b) have a fear of falling, or c) who have fallen one or more times. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one who is a professional who works with older adults, and one an older adult who meets the criteria for the class.

It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective.  Classes are highly participative; mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health behaviors to reduce the risk of falls and to maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Subjects covered include:

Improving balance and strength, home modifications, community safety, vision, medication review, safe footwear, sleep.

Stepping On

Session 1 - 12 spots available

Instructor:

Laura Nyquist, MS/OTR, CHT & Lee Clay, Prevention Health Strategies

Class Dates:

Friday September 7-October 19

9:00am-11:00am

Price:

free

Location:

Dwight Foster Public Library
209 Merchants Avenue
Fort Atkinson, wi
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Room / Area:

FCCU Community Room