Stepping On

Falls Prevention

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Stepping On Workshops

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.

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.

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

There are 2 workshops:

  • Tuesdays, June 4 to July 16, 2019, 1 to 3 p.m. in the foyer of the Pennington Medical Education Building, UNR campus
  • Mondays, July 15 to Aug. 26, 2019, 1 to 3 p.m. at Silver Sage at Neil Road, 3870 Neil Road, Reno

Fill out a registration form now, or call (775) 784-1583.

Download the workshop flyer