ADRC of Portage County offers an evidence-based workshop to reduce falls in older adults
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – One in four older adults has a fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Wisconsin leads the nation in fall-related deaths for people age 60 and older. But the good news, according to the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Portage County, is that falls are not a normal part of aging and can be prevented.
Stepping On is a falls prevention workshop that has been researched and proven to decrease the incidence of falls by 31%. Stepping On teaches participants strategies for avoiding falls. You’ll meet with a physical therapist, vision specialist, pharmacist, and community safety expert who help make your body stronger, make your home safer, provide medication review, and more. The workshop is designed specifically for people who are age 60 or older and have fallen and/or have a fear of falling. Participants can expect to leave with more strength, better balance, and a feeling of confidence and independence.
Stepping On meets for 2 hours per week for seven weeks. The Stepping On workshop is offered in Stevens Point by the Aging and Disability
Resource Center on Mondays from October 18 to November 29 at Lincoln Center, 1519 Water Street, Stevens Point from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
To register for Stepping On contact The ADRC of Portage County at 715-346-1401 or toll free 1-866-920-2525.