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

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.

Mondays

September 11 - October 23

1:30-3:30pm

Greenfield Library

5310 W. Layton Avenue

  (414) 329-5265 Cost: $10.00

Thursdays

September 14 - October 26

9:00-11:00am

Oak Creek Civic Center

8040 S. 6th Street

  (414) 766-7960 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

September 14 - November 2 
(no class on October 5)

9:30-11:30am

Clinton Rose Senior Center

3045 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

  (414) 263-2255 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.

Mondays

October 16 - November 27

1:00-3:00pm

Aurora West Allis Medical Center

8901 W. Lincoln Avenue

  (888) 863-5502 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.

Mondays

October 30 - December 11

9:30-11:30am

Greenfield City Hall

7325 W. Forest Home Avenue

  (414) 329-5265 Cost: $10.00

 

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

                                          

 

 

  

 

 

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