Prevent Falls and Save Lives

  • June 26, 2016
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If you have fallen or are afraid of falling, learn about techniques that can help prevent falls.
If you have fallen or are afraid of falling, learn about techniques that can help prevent falls.

UW Health offers the Stepping On program for persons 65 years and over who have had a fall in the past year OR have a fear of falling.

Evidence shows that this workshop has reduced falls by more than 31 percent. Falls are not only dangerous for older adults – they can happen to anyone at any age.

Falls can be catastrophic and may eventually result in the loss of independence. Participants in this program will –

  • Learn to step outside the 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 fall prevention
  • Learn simple and fun balance and strength training
  • Learn how vision, medication and footwear can contribute to falls
  • Help others by sharing what has worked for you

You must be able to answer yes or no to a number of questions in order to take this class.

For more information and the list of questions visit the enrollment page at – https://www.uwhealth.org/onlineservices/classes/class/viewClass/453.

Cost –

$35 and includes snacks and handouts. This fee is reimbursable for Unity members eligible for the Fitness First & More program.

Upcoming classes –

August 8 – September 26  at UW Health Northeast Family Medical Center, 3209 Dryden Drive

October 31 – December 12th

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