Stepping On is a falls prevention workshop where trained leaders coach participants to recognize their risk of falling and help build the balance, strength, and practical skills they need to avoid a fall.
Like many people, you may not realize you’re at risk for being injured by a fall. You may think that falls only happen to frail, older adults, or that falls are a normal part of aging. Don’t let these myths keep you from facing your fears and learning to prevent falls.
If you answer “yes” to the following, it’s time to take steps to prevent a fall with Stepping On:
- Are you 60 or older?
- Have you fallen in the past year, even if you weren’t injured?
- Do you have a fear of falling or worry that you or someone you live with might fall?
- Do you live at home or in an independent apartment?
Stepping On workshops are not designed for older adults who
- use a walker indoors or a wheelchair full time.
- have dementia or cognitive impairment.
A Stepping On workshop will be held this fall at Knife River Care Center, led by Kayla Allmendinger, OT, and Dannette Huber, PT. The seven-week workshop will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday from October 6 to November 17.
For more information or to register, contact:
Dannette Huber, PT
Knife River Care Center