Programs and Events
call the health department at: 414-423-2110
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: Community Learning Center
When: Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm
February 20, 2019-April 3,2019
To register: Call the Greendale Health Department 414-423-2110