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.
$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