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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.

Current "Stepping On" Brochure

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 include 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.

There is a $15.00 fee for the entire class (7 sessions total).  Included in this fee you 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. Such benefits include:

  • 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.

Classes are located at: 
Abbotsford City Hall (inside the same building as the Abbotsford Library)
203 North 1st Street
Abbotsford, WI  54405

Stepping On Class Schedule:  

Thursday, July 14, 2016            1:30-3:30 PM

Thursday, July 21, 2016            1:30-3:30 PM

Thursday, July 28, 2016            1:30-3:30 PM

Thursday, August 28, 2016      1:30-3:30 PM

Thursday, August 11, 2016      1:30-3:30 PM

Thursday, August 18, 2016      1:30-3:30 PM

Thursday, August 25, 2016      1:30-3:30 PM
  

How to Register:

For additional information and/or to register for the class please contact:

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Clark County Courthouse
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Neillsville, WI 54456
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