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Mar 8, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until Apr 12, 2019
Fridays, March 8 through April 12
12:00 to 2:00 pm
Register for this program by calling Lesley (IU Health)
at 812-340-3842 or Endwright Center 812-876-3383 Ext. 515
Instructor: Lesley R. Myers, BSN,RN,TCRN
Trauma Registrar, PI, & Injury Prevention Coordinator
Stepping On is a high level, evidence based program proven to reduce falls and build confidence in older people. A community-based, small workshop.
Stepping On was developed in Australia and tested in a randomized trial where it demonstrated a 31% reduction in falls.
Stepping On is designed specifically for people who are 1) at risk for falling, 2) have a fear of falling, or 3) who have fallen one or more times.
Workshops are facilitated by trained leaders and provide a safe and positive learning experience. Subjects covered include: simple and fun strength and balance exercises: 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 foot wear; and how to check your home for safety hazards.