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Fall Prevention Resources

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Health, unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths for Minnesotans aged 65 or older, with those over age 85 being seven times more likely than those ages 65-84 to die from a fall.

Stepping On Fall Prevention for Older Adults

Stepping On Leader Training

Building Confidence and Reducing Falls

Stepping On is an evidence-based fall prevention program that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. It is a community-based workshop offered once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small-group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Subjects covered include: improving balance and strength, home and environmental safety, vision, medication review.  The workshops are highly participative; mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health behaviors to reduce the risk of falls and to maintain active and fulfilling lives. Find more information about the Stepping On Program.

Please join us in the effort to curb the growing epidemic of falls among older adults in Minnesota. Our goal is to recruit 20 qualified individuals for the training from organizations serving older adults in Minnesota that are interested in implementing the Stepping On Program. After successfully completing the training, Leaders will be able to provide the 7-week workshop.

For information about upcoming Leader’s training:

Email [email protected] for course application