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Falls Prevention Class for Older Adults

Event Type: ADULT - SENIORS
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 5/22/2018
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Description:
 One in every four adults over age 65 falls every year and falls are the number one cause of injury death among older adults in Wisconsin. But falling is not normal for older adults and older adults can learn how to take steps to prevent falls. Stepping On, an evidence-based falls prevention workshop, teaches older adults how to prevent a fall. Research shows that adults who take the workshop gain confidence, reduce falls by over 30% and have fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits.

Falls can be physically, financially, and emotionally devastating. Fear of falling often limits older adults and results in reduced mobility and isolation. Learn about how Stepping On and other falls prevention/balance programming can help you maintain your independence. During Stepping On's seven-week workshop, participants receive support from trained leaders and other workshop participants, learning strength and balance exercises from a local physical therapist, medications’ impact on falls from a local pharmacist, impact of poor vision as a falls risk from a local eye professional, safe footwear, home modifications, and community safety. Join us on Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00am to learn more about the prevalence of falls in WI and about how you might prevent a fall in your future.
Library: Goodman South Madison Library
Location: Meeting Room 115