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Stepping On Falls Prevention

DateBox EventDetailTime EventDetailLocation
Sep
16
Mon
Sep 16, 2019
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Healthy Living Center
La Crosse, WI

An effective program for older adults to build confidence and reduce falls.

Registration Details

Registration is closed.

Classes held Mondays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 28

Fees & Payment

There is no fee for this class

Description

Building confidence and reducing falls

An effective program for older adults

Why should I be concerned about falling?

  • More than one third of adults 60 or over fall each year.
  • Among older adults falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admissions for trauma and death.
  • 35% of people who fall become less active.

Falls prevention
Many older people have had a fall experience that has shaken their confidence and may have resulted in injury. The threat of a fall can be a barrier to safely doing the things they want to do. The prevention of falls, and regaining their confidence, is vital to maintaining personal independence.

Who presents?
The program is led by a health professional and lay leader. Local guest experts also assist by providing information on exercise, vision, safety and medications.

What you will learn
The Stepping On workshop meets for two hours a week for seven weeks. Topics include:

  • Simple and fun balance and strength training.
  • The role vision plays in keeping your balance.
  • How medication 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.

Who can benefit
Any one who is:

  • 60 years or over
  • Has had a fall in the past year
  • Fearful of falling
  • Living at home
  • Not suffering from dementia

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.

Contact Megan Anderson at (608) 775-2011 with questions.

Location: Healthy Living Center, La Crosse Family YMCA, classroom A

Schedule & Location

Schedule

Date Time Location
1. Mon, September 16 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Healthy Living Center

Location Details

  • Healthy Living Center
    1140 Main Street
    La Crosse Area Family YMCA
    La Crosse, WI 54601

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