Stepping On is an evidence-based program for older adults who have fallen or are at risk of falling. The program looks at falls and fall risks, safe footwear, vision, home and community safety, medication management and bone health. Exercises are introduced in class by a physical therapist and focus on strength and balance. Stepping On meets for 7 sessions for 2-hours each, and starts on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Read more..
Register Now: Stepping On Fall Prevention Program
April 11—May 23, 2019 (Every Thursday for 7 weeks )
10am to 12pm
Exercises are introduced in class by a physical therapist and focus on strength and balance. Stepping On meets for 7 sessions for 2-hours each, and is led by an occupational therapist, with support from a peer leader. Guest experts include a physical therapist, pharmacist and vision specialist.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
213 Quarry Rd, Palo Alto
Call Ellen Corman, Stanford Health Care, 650-724-9369 to register.
What Will I Learn?
• Simple and fun balance and strength exercises
• The role vision plays in keeping your balance
• How medications can contribute to falls
• Ways to stay safe when out and about
• What to look for in safe footwear
• How to check your home for safety
Who can benefit from Stepping On?
• Is 65 years or over
• Has had a fall in the past year
• Is fearful of falling
• Is living in a home or apartment
• Is not suffering from dementia
• Is not wheel-chair bound
Stepping On is an evidence-based program for older adults at risk for falls. This program is licensed by the Wisconsin Institute to Healthy Aging
For more information, contact Ellen Corman, Stanford Health Care at 650-724-9369.
Note – the exercises for Stepping On have not been evaluated for persons with neurological conditions.