Stepping On

Falls Prevention Workshops

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Make plans to attend the next Stepping On workshop
Tuesdays, October 18 to November 29, 2022
from 9 to 11 a.m.

Where: Washoe County Senior Center, 1155 East 9th Street, Reno

More information: To register, go to https://unrsanford.myworkshopinfo.com. When asked, enter 9562 for your 4-digit key

For more details: (775) 235-8862 or wellness.sca@gmail.com

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.

Who should take the workshop?

Stepping On is for people who:

  • Are 60 or older
  • Live in their home or independent apartment
  • Are able to walk without the help of another person
  • Do not use a walker, scooter or wheelchair most of the time indoors
  • Are cognitively intact

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

Benefits:

  • Learn to step outside your home with confidence
  • Learn with people your own age
  • Become more aware of fall hazards and learn how your fall risk can be reduced
  • Study the most up-to-date information on falls prevention
  • Help others by sharing what has worked for you

For more Stepping On information, call (775) 235-8862 or email wellness.sca@gmail.com