Stepping On - Fall Prevention Program

Stepping On is a 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.  Wisconsin developed an American version of Stepping On with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that has been tested in the United States and shown to achieve results similar to the original.Stepping On workshops meet for two hours a week for seven weeks. It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective. Classes are highly participative; mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health behaviors, reduce their risk of falls, and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

 

Participants gain specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls in community settings. It 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. Workshops are facilitated by trained Leaders as well as weekly professional guest speakers incuding: physical therapists, pharmacists, vision specialists, and safety specialists.  

 

2017 Milwaukee Area Stepping On (Fall Prevention) Workshops

Dates Time Location Contact Cost

Mondays

May 18 - June 26

9:30-11:30am

Heritage Lake Apartments

5020 S. 55th Street

  (414) 282-0506 Free - Participants may borrow a weight during the workshop for a deposit of $20.  They will receive their deposit back after the workshop is completed or if they choose to keep the weight they can surrender their deposit.

Thursdays

August 3 - September 14

1:00-3:00pm

Aurora Sinai Medical Center

945 N. 12th Street

  (414) 219-5241 Free - Participants may borrow a weight during the workshop for a deposit of $20.  They will receive their deposit back after the workshop is completed or if they choose to keep the weight they can surrender their deposit.

Thursdays

October 5 - November 16

1:00-3:00pm

Aurora Sinai Medical Center

945 N. 12th Street

  (414) 219-5241 Free - Participants may borrow a weight during the workshop for a deposit of $20.  They will receive their deposit back after the workshop is completed or if they choose to keep the weight they can surrender their deposit.

 

For information about upcoming workshops call (414) 289-6352

                                          

 

 

  

 

 

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