Stepping On


What is Stepping On?

Stepping On is a program that has been researched and proven to reduce falls in older people.

It consists of a workshop that meets for two hours a week for seven weeks. Workshops are led by a health professional and a peer leader- someone who, just like you, is concerned about falls. 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 falls hazards from your home


Is this workshop for you?

  • It is specifically designed for anyone who:
  • Is age 65 or older
  • Has had a fall in the past year
  • Is fearful of falling
  • Lives at home
  • Does not have dementia


Why should I be concerned about falling?

Falling is very common; it can result in injury and can shake your confidence. The threat of falling can be a barrier to safely doing all the things you want to do at home and in the community. That’s why preventing falls is critical to maintaining independence.


Did you know?

  • More than one-third of people age 65 or older fall each year.
  • Falls are the leading cause of injury and hospitalization for trauma and death among older adults.
  • 35% of people who fall become less active.
  • 40% of people who enter a nursing home had a fall in the prior 30 days.