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Stepping On: Building Confidence, Reducing Falls

Stepping On: Building Confidence, Reducing Falls

Join this 7-week workshop where you’ll learn exercises and strategies to help prevent you from falling. Stepping On is a program that has been researched and proven to reduce falls in older people. It consists of a workshop that meets for two hours a week for seven week. Workshop are led by a health professional and a peer leader - some who, just like you, is concerned about falls. In addition, local guest experts provide information on exercise, vision, safety, and medications.

Class Fee: $20.00 includes ankle weights, course materials, and a healthy snack at each class. INSTRUCTOR:  Patty Norem is a health educator for Williamson County and an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer.

Topics include:
*simple and fun balance and strength training
*The role vision plays in keeping your balance
*How medications can contribute to falls
*Ways to keep from falling when out in your community
*What to look for in safe footwear
*How to eliminate fall hazards from your home

Is this workshop for you?
Stepping On is designed specifically for anyone who: is 65 or older; has had a fall; experienced loss of balance or “near falls” in the past year; is fearful of falling; lives at home; does not have dementia.

Dates & Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Monday, March 14, 2016
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Monday, March 21, 2016
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Monday, March 28, 2016
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Monday, April 4, 2016
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Monday, April 11, 2016
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Monday, April 18, 2016
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Monday, April 25, 2016
Location:
Children's Storytime Room
Campus:
The Brentwood Library
Categories:
  Adult Programs  
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Brigid Day