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AREA AGENCY ON AGING-FIVE COUNTY OFFERS FREE FALLS PREVENTION WORKSHOP
A 7-week (one 2-hour session per week) falls prevention program conducted by trained leaders, and specially designed for adult learners.
The Area Agency on Aging has scheduled a Stepping On workshop to take older adults through falls prevention step-by-step. This free workshop will provide a venue for area seniors to share experiences and learn how to stay strong, stay balanced, and stay independent.
If you're like most people, you're pretty careful about avoiding a fall. But there some factors you may not be aware of that can influence your fall risk. Stepping On addresses those factors and arms you with the information and strategies you need to avoid a fall. Stepping On is an evidence-based program. As such, it has been researched and proven to reduce falls by 31%!
“About 30% of older people who fall lose their self-confidence and start to go out less often. Inactivity leads to social isolation and loss of muscle strength and balance, increasing the risk of falling,” says Kristina Raner of the Area Agency on Aging. “Stepping On aims to break that cycle!”
Stepping On brings together the life experience of its participants and the expertise of community professionals. From the first session, participants put new skills to use. Group members set short term goals each week - goals that focus on life activities that are most important to them. Physical therapists, pharmacists and other experts help the group adapt fall prevention practices for individual needs and levels. As a participant, you will walk away with an individualized plan to stay strong and reduce your chance of falls.
The Area Agency on Aging-Five County Association of Governments has been providing services to frail elderly and disabled adults for over 20 years. We have an experienced staff with extensive skills and knowledge of community resources who can access these services to meet the needs of the aging population across five counties - Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington - in Southern Utah.