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Stepping On

$35.00

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 and of hospital admissions for trauma and death
  • 35% of people who fall become less active as a result

This program is led by a health professional and lay leader. Local guest experts may also assist by providing information on exercise, vision, safety, and medications.

What you will learn:

The Stepping On workshop meets for two hours a week for seven weeks in which we will focus on:

  • Simple and fun balance and strength training
  • The role vision plays in keeping your balance
  • How medication 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

How you will benefit:

  • 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

Who can benefit?

  • Anyone 65 years or older
  • Has had a fall in the past year
  • Is fearful of falling
  • Is living at home
  • Not suffering from dementia

Class Location:

Please check back for future class dates, times and locations!
 
Stepping On Schedule:

Please check back for future class dates, times and locations!

How to register or for more information:

Please call or email: Krista Spiro at (608) 417-8272 or kspiro@meriter.com
Please note, class size is small and registration will be closed when maximum number is reached.

The cost of the class is $35.00 which will be collected at the 1st class meeting - Checks only please. Checks are to be made payable to: Stepping On


 


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