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Fall Prevention
"Stepping On" ~Building Confidence and Reducing Falls
Stepping On is an effective falls prevention program for older people.  It 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.

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.

Those who benefit most from the "Stepping On" class are those who are:
  • 65 years or over;
  • Have 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.

Topics of education include:

  • 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
  • What to look for in safe footwear
  • How to check your home for safety

The program is co-led by health professionals.  Local guest experts also assist by providing information on exercise, vision, safety, and medications.

Students who participate in the entire class (7 sessions) will receive an adjustable ankle weight that you can keep.  Snacks/refreshments are provided at each session.  Scholarships are available for the class fee and/or transportation assistance upon request/need.

There are a variety of benefits that come from taking this course to include:

  • Learning to step outside your home with confidence.
  • Learning with people your own age.
  • Becoming more aware of fall hazards and learning how your fall risk can be reduced.
  • Studying the most up-to-date information on falls prevention.
  • Helping others by sharing what has worked for you.

For additional information and/or to inquire about an upcoming class please contact:

Brittany Mews, RN BSN
Clark County Public Health Department 
(715) 743-5106


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Clark County Courthouse
Hours:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
517 Court St., Room 301
Neillsville, WI 54456
Phone: (715) 743-5148
Fax: (715) 743-5154