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Jul 17, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Aug 21, 2018
Tuesday, July 10-August 21
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free, please register for this program by calling Lesley at 812-340-3842 IU Health 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-group 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 of falling, 2) have a fear of falling, or 3) who have fallen one or more times. Participants meet for two hours a week for seven weeks. 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 footwear; How to check your home for safety hazards.