Building confidence, reducing falls
The Stepping On program is for independent community-dwelling older adults who have fallen, are at risk of falling, or who have a fear of falling. Participants will learn to better manage their own risk of falls and take steps to prevent falls. Participants will practice strength and balance exercises and learn how medications, vision, safe footwear, and home modifications can affect risk of falls.
Please join us for a 7-week workshop to learn important exercises and strategies to prevent falls.
2018 Summer Session: May 31 - July 12
– Thursday afternoons – 4pm-6pm
Conference Room 0301, Lower Level, Iowa River Landing, 105 E 9th St, Coralville, IA 52241
Register online: https://uihc.org/stepping
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.
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
To find more information, print a current brochure, upcoming workshops, and for registration links, visit https://uihc.org/stepping or www.vnaic.org/falls-prevention.
Have questions? Need more info? Contact:
Kathleen Lee, MSN, RN, Injury Prevention Coordinator, University of Iowa Health Care, (319) 384-5681 firstname.lastname@example.org
Iola Feldkamp, RN, BSN, Community Program Coordinator, VNA of Johnson County, (319) 337-9686 ext. 1155, email@example.com