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Stepping On: building confidence, reducing falls

Stepping On is a program that has been researched and proven to reduce falls in older people. The Visiting Nurse Association of Johnson County (VNA) and University of Iowa Health Care offer local Stepping On workshops:

February 4 - March 18 – Sunday afternoons – 1:00pm-3:00pm 

U I Sports Medicine Clinic, 2701 Prairie Meadow Drive, Iowa City, Iowa, 52246 
Register online at: www.eventbrite.com/e/stepping-on-fall-prevention-program-tickets
Registration fee: $20 covers costs of exercise manual, handouts, snacks, and rental of weights. Limited partial scholarships available if needed.

April 13 - May 25 – Friday mornings – 9:30am-11:30am
or
April 13 - May 25 – Friday afternoons – 1:00pm-3:00pm
VNA of Johnson County, 1524 Sycamore Street, Iowa City, IA 52240 
Register online at: https://www.vnaic.org/falls-prevention
Register by phone with VNA at: 319-337-9686 ext. 1100
Registration fee: $20 covers costs of exercise manual, handouts, snacks, and rental of weights. Limited partial scholarships available if needed.

Workshops meet for two hours a week for seven weeks and are led by two trained Stepping On professionals. In addition, local guest experts provide information on exercise, vision, safety, and medications.
Topics include:
Simple and fun balance and strength training
The role vision plays in keeping your balance
How medications can contribute to falls
Ways to keep from falling when out in your community
What to look for in safe footwear
How to eliminate fall hazards from your home

Have questions? Need more info? Contact:
Kathleen Lee, MSN, RN Injury Prevention Coordinator University of Iowa Health Care (319) 384-5681 kathleen-lee@uiowa.edu
Iola Feldkamp, RN, BSN Community Program Coordinator VNA of Johnson County (319) 337-9686 ext. 1155 fieldkampi@vnaic.org

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