Stepping On - Fall Prevention Program

 

Steppin On - Falls 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.  

 

                                   2014 - Stepping On, Falls Prevention Workshops

Dates Time Site Information Contact for Registration Cost

Thursdays,

01/09/14 - 02/20/14

 1:00 -

3:00PM

 Berkshire Apt.

7010 W. Grange Ave.

Greendale

 (414) 774-4411  

Free - Participants will be given an ankle weight to use during the workshop.

Tuesdays,

01/14/14 - 02/25/14

10:00AM -12Noon

Community Care

3220 W. Vliet Street

 (414)231-4083

Free - Participants will be given an ankle weight to use during the workshop.

Thursdays,

03/06/14 - 04/17/14

 2:00 - 4:00PM

 Sisters of St. Francis

3470 S. Illinois Ave.

 (414)747-8595  

Free - Participants will be given an ankle weight to use during the workshop.

Thursdays,

04/10/14 - 05/22/14

9:00 - 11:00AM

McGovern Park Senior Center

4500 W. Custer Ave.

(414)527-0990

Free - Participants will be given an ankle weight to use during the workshop for a deposit of $20.  They will receive their deposit back after the workshop is completed and they return the ankle weight. If they choose to keep the ankle weight they will surrender their deposit.

Tuesdays, 4/15/14 - 6/3/14 1:00 - 3:00PM

Franklin Meadows Apartments

7704 S. 51st Street

Franklin

(414)427-7535

Free - Participants will be given an ankle weight to use during the workshop for a deposit of $20.  They will receive their deposit back after the workshop is completed and they return the ankle weight. If they choose to keep the ankle weight they will surrender their deposit.

Thursdays,

5/1/14 - 6/12/14

1:30 - 3:30PM

Aurora Sinai Medical Center - Rapkin Auditorium

945 N. 12th Street

(414) 289-6352

Free - Participants will be given an ankle weight to use during the workshop for a deposit of $20.  They will receive their deposit back after the workshop is completed and they return the ankle weight. If they choose to keep the ankle weight they will surrender their deposit.

Tuesdays,

07/01/14 - 08/12/14

2:00-4:00PM Wheaton Franciscan - Wauwatosa Campus 201 N. Mayfair Rd. (414) 447-3850 Stephanie

Free - Participants will be given an ankle weight to use during the workshop for a deposit of $30.  They will receive their deposit back after the workshop is completed and they return the ankle weight. If they choose to keep the ankle weight they will surrender their deposit.

Thursdays,

08/14/14 - 9/25/14

1:30 - 3:30PM

Aurora Sinai Medical Center - Rapkin Auditorium

945 N. 12th Street

(414) 289-6352

Free - Participants will be given an ankle weight to use during the workshop for a deposit of $20.  They will receive their deposit back after the workshop is completed and they return the ankle weight. If they choose to keep the ankle weight they will surrender their deposit.

Thursdays, 10/02/14 - 11/13/14 1:30 - 3:30PM

Aurora Sinai Medical Center - Rapkin Auditorium

945 N. 12th Street

(414) 289-6352

Free - Participants will be given an ankle weight to use during the workshop for a deposit of $20.  They will receive their deposit back after the workshop is completed and they return the ankle weight. If they choose to keep the ankle weight they will surrender their deposit.