“Stepping On” fall prevention workshop starts in August

Elderbridge Agency on Aging will be offering another “Stepping On” fall prevention workshop starting in late August in Manning, Iowa.

Elderbridge staff members Taylor Boyle and Amber Schulze will be the workshop instructors with the first class starting August 24th at the Manning Senior Center. The workshop will hold classes each Wednesday for 7 weeks through October 5th. Each class is two hours long, starting at 9:00 a.m. and going until 11:00 a.m.

The “Stepping On” workshop is suitable for most people 65 and older and covers a wide range of topics, including vision, home hazards, medicines and practical exercises to improve strength and balance. “Stepping On” is designed for people who are living at home and have experienced falls in the past or are fearful of falling in the future. Participants must be able to walk by themselves or with a walking stick.

"Stepping On" class in Mason City, June 2015

"Stepping On" class in Mason City, June 2015

“Stepping On” is a community-based workshop using adult education principles that build older adults' confidence in their ability to reduce falls. In a small group setting, older adults learn specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Mutual support and success build participant’s confidence in their ability to manage their own health behaviors to reduce their risk of falls and remain independent. Workshop instructors use expert presenters such as Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Vision Experts to enhance our programs. T

Earlier this spring an Elderbridge “Stepping On” workshop took place in Spencer and concluded with the final class June 22nd.

For more information or to register for this workshop contact Bridget Belt at 1-800-243-0678, Extension 7002. Class size is limited.



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