Fall Prevention

Why is Fall Prevention important?

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, one-third of adults over the age of 65 fall every year and 6% of those falls required hospitalization. Unfortunately, Wisconsin has one of the highest death rates caused by falls, but the good news is most falls can be prevented!

Stepping On Fall Prevention Program

A 7 week fall prevention program designed for individuals over the age of 60 who live independently. There will be a one 2-hour session per week. Participants will learn:

  • Balance and strengthening exercises
  • How to identify fall hazards in the home
  • How vision, medication, and sleep can influence risk of falling
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Tips for navigating outdoors

This program includes presentations from physical therapists, pharmacists, and other experts to give more insight on fall prevention.

Research shows the Stepping On program has successfully reduced falls by 31%!

Is Stepping On for me?

Stepping On is designed for people over the age of 60 who live independently. If you live in a nursing home, use a walker or wheelchair, or have a cognitive impairment, please contact your primary care doctor for appropriate recommendations and assistance.

*We do not have any open workshops at this time. Please see the WIHA website to find an available class.*