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Stepping On Workshop

  • Categories: Community Event, Educational, Health & Wellness

About This Event

  • Event Type:Health & Wellness

With Stepping On, leaders will coach you to recognize your risk of falling & help you build the balance, strength, and practical skills you need to avoid falling. You'll learn:

  • To identify and remove fall hazards from your home
  • To see and avoid fall hazards out in your community
  • To get back on your feet the right way if you fall
  • How vision and hearing affect your risk of falling
  • To use walking aids the right way
  • To choose safe footwear for all your activities
  • Strength and balance exercises you can adapt to your individual level
  • How medications play a role in your risk of falls

Stepping On workshops meet for 2 hours every week for 7 weeks. Local experts, trained leaders, and other group members support and encourage you to find solutions to make your home safer and your body stronger. You'll regain the confidence to stay active in your community and do the things you want to do.

PLEASE NOTE: When registering, you are committing to attending all dates in this series:

  • WEEK 1 (August 19)
    • Initial registration
  • WEEK 2 (August 26)
  • WEEK 3 (September 2)
  • WEEK 4 (September 9)
  • WEEK 5 (September 16)
  • WEEK 6 (September 23)
  • WEEK 7 (September 30)

Stepping On is appropriate for older adults who live in their own homes or apartments (including independent apartments in senior housing complexes or retirement communities). The workshop is targeted to those who:

  • Live in a home or apartment
  • Have fallen in the past year or have a fear of falling
  • Are able to walk without the help of another person and don't use a walker, scooter, or wheelchair most of the time for indoor mobility
  • Are cognitively intact (able to fill out forms, follow written and verbal directions, and interact in a group setting)
  • Individuals taking Stepping On need to be able to do standing balance exercises independently

If you have any questions, please contact the Coordinator at 240-566-4862 or via email at Caregivers and family members are encouraged to attend.

All workshops are free to participants and limited to 12 attendees per session.

Interpreters are available by advance request. Please call 240-566-4370 at least one week prior to each session to request an interpreter.

ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 240-566-4370.
ATTENTION: si vous parlez français, des services d’aide linguistique vous sont proposés gratuitement. Appelez le 240-566-4370.

Event Coordinator
Lisa Allen Coordinator

  • Price: Free
  • Registration Instructions: CLICK HERE to register online via Eventbrite.