Stepping On, Injury Prevention for older adults.
Stepping On, an evidenced based fall prevention program supported by Public Health Solutions through a grant from the DHHS Injury Prevention Program.
The Stepping On program, throughout our five county area, offers older people a way of reducing falls and at the same time increasing self confidence in situations where they are at risk of falling.
Falls are a serious problem, but can be prevented at any age.
This program, which was developed in Australia and been implemented in the USA and internationally is considered to be one of the most effective falls prevention programs available, giving people the confidence to undertake their everyday activities safely. Participation in a program like Stepping On will help older people maintain independence and give them confidence in their mobility so they are able to undertake their everyday activities safely and without the risk of falling.
The Stepping On program incorporates a group setting plus individualized follow-up. It covers a range of issues, including falls and risk, strength and balance exercises, home hazards, safe footwear, vision and falls, safety in public places, community mobility, and coping after a fall, and understanding how to initiate a medication review.
To find a class in your county contact Jill Kuzelka at 402-826-3880.
Stepping On, an evidenced based fall prevention program is supported by Public Health Solutions through a grant from the DHHS Injury Prevention Program.