Falls are a serious problem, but can be prevented at any age.
The Stepping On program offers older people a way of reducing falls and at the same time increasing self confidence in situations where they are at risk of falling.
The next workshop will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at North Davis Senior Activity Center, 42 South State Street, Clearfield.
This program, which was developed in Australia and implemented in the USA and internationally, is considered to be one of the most effective fall prevention programs available, giving people the confidence to undertake their everyday activities safely. Participation in a program like Stepping On can help older people maintain independence and give them confidence in their mobility so they are able to undertake their everyday activities safely and without the risk of falling.
The program incorporates a group setting plus individualized follow-up. It covers a range of issues, including falls and risk, strength and balance exercises, home hazards, safe footwear, vision and falls, safety in public places, community mobility, coping after a fall, and understanding how to initiate a medication review.
For more information or to register, call 801-525-5087. Space is limited.