“Stepping On” Program Reunion

Stepping On Reunion
“Stepping On” Program Reunion

“Stepping On” Program Reunion. On August 13th, 2018 participants of the Stepping On Falls Prevention Class gathered for a reunion to celebrate and share in the experience they’ve had since completing the Stepping On class this spring.  Participants shared updates on what they have done to stay fall free since the end of the Stepping On class; and enjoyed an open house allowing the opportunity to share personal gains from the Stepping On program to those who attended.  Stepping On will be offered at Shepherd of Grace this Fall.

Are you an older adult with a fear of falling? Thanks to grant funding through the Good Shepherd Foundation, a free seven-week workshop for older adults, called Stepping On, is being offered at Shepherd of Grace in Becker beginning in September 2018. To register or to receive more information, call Kassara Kneeland at 320-258-9357 or kassarakneeland@gsc-mn.org. Pre-registration is required by August 31. There will be more information coming in the near future!

Stepping On workshops
Stepping On is designed specifically for people who are: 1) at risk of falling, 2) have a fear of falling, or 3) who have fallen one or more times. Participants meet for two hours a week for seven weeks.  Workshops are facilitated by trained Leaders and provide a safe and positive learning experience.

It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective. Classes are highly participative; mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health behaviors, reduce their risk of falls, and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Who should take the workshop?
Stepping On is for people who:

  • Are 60 or older
  • Live in their home or independent apartment
  • Are able to walk without the help of another person
  • Do not use a walker, scooter or wheelchair most of the time indoors
  • Are cognitively intact
  • Understand the language being used by the Stepping On Leader

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