support from trained leaders, guest experts and your group, Stepping
On helps you handle the fall risks in your life. So you can keep
living the way you want to.
A physical therapist supervises as you learn to do balance and
strength exercises the right way for you. Learn about the
Preventative Framework. Then go home ready to practice your exercises
and take a fresh look at how falls happen and how to avoid them.
Practice your exercises with the physical therapist to be sure you are
safe. Learn strategies for moving around in the community and
identifying falls risks. Set your goals to practice mobility
Look at new fall hazard topics, like unsafe clothing - and test
yourself on solutions for common risk situations. The physical
therapist will help you make adjustments as progress.
A vision specialist discusses the role vision can play in falls, and a
community safety expert shares tips and modifications you can adapt
for yourself. Find out the difference between safe and unsafe
A pharmacist presents vital information about medication
management and the role medications can play in falls risk. You'll
learn about bone health, reading supplement labels and improving sleep
You are in the home stretch! Hear from a former Stepping
On participant. Learn special skills for coping with weather hazards,
especially ice. Use your new knowledge to think of questions to
ask your doctor about your fall-related concerns.
Celebrate your achievement - you completed Stepping On! Now you
have an individualized plan to stay strong and reduce your chance of
falls. Keep learning until the very end with one more chance to review
your exercises with the physical therapist. Leaders will discuss
tips for safe travel on public transportation, and explore any
remaining questions from your group.