Programs and Events
To register or learn more about programs or events
call the health department at: 414-423-2110
Stepping On Falls Prevention Program
Bike Decorating & Summer Safety Fest!
Tuesday, July 3 at 4 PM - 6 PM
The Greendale Health Department & KitscheCoo Unique Gifts & Classes are teaming up for a fun event in the GHD parking lot, on Parking St. in the Village of Greendale, on July 3rd from 4pm-6pm. The Greendale Health Department wants to make sure you are riding safely this summer and with the help of Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin & Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin...they are offering $10 helmets with a FREE helmet fitting! Come decorate your bicycle for the 4th of July parade! Streamers, ribbons & other supplies will be provided, but please bring any materials you may have/want to share with other decorators! We will be accepting donations for St. Al’s food pantry, so if you have any non-perishable food items that you are not using, please feel free to bring them along! In return, you will receive raffle tickets. Roots Salon will be raffling off a cut/color/mani/pedi package as well as handing out $20 promotional cards for attendees to come back into roots and get their hair done at a later date! HELMET HAIR- DON'T CARE. Tuvizo: Niche Specialists in High Visibility and Reflective Gear for all outdoor adventure has donated wearable, effective yet simple high vis gear as a raffle prize. (http://tuvizo.com/) **Be a safe bicyclist this summer by using a properly-fitted helmet. Bike helmets can reduce head injuries by 85% and brain injury by 88%. Adults and children can receive a bike helmet fitting and helmet by appointment. A donation of $10 is requested to sustain the program. Call The Greendale Health Department at 414-423-2110 for more information.
Stepping On is a program that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. It is a community-based workshop offered once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small-group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Older adults who should attend are those who: a) are at risk of falling, b) have a fear of falling, or c) who have fallen one or more times. Subjects covered include: Improving balance and strength, home modifications, community safety, vision, medication review, safe footwear, sleep. The program is the work of Dr. Lindy Clemson, a Ph.D. occupational therapist from Australia. The program was evaluated and the results published in the September 2004 issue of the Journal of American Geriatrics Society. At the end of the study, Dr.Clemson found that those completing Stepping On experienced a 31% reduction in falls. This demonstrated that the program was effective in preventing falls in community-residing older adults.
Where: To Be Announced
When: Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm,
Ocotober 3, 2018- November 14, 2018
To register: Call the Greendale Health Department 414-423-2110