Put A "Spring" Back In Your Step!

HAVE FUN – STRENGTHEN MUSCLES - LIVE INDEPENDENTLY!

Join a "Stepping On" Workshop and Bring A Friend!

“Stepping On” is a falls prevention program aimed at educating older adults and building confidence to reduce and/or eliminate falls.

Participants meet once a week for seven weeks. A range of issues are covered including:

· Fun strength and balance exercises

· Education on falls and risks

· Home hazards

· Safe footwear

· Vision related falls

· Medication reviews

· Learn from guest experts

· Safety in public places

· Understand Vitamin D & Calcium related to falls

· And much more!

2106 Workshop Opportunities

4/4 to to 5/16, Mondays
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Mercy Clinic North
3400 Deerfield Dr, Janesville

5/6 to 6/17, Fridays

9:00 am to 11:00 am

St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital
3400 E. Racine, Janesville

8/19 to 10/7, Fridays
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital
3400 E. Racine, Janesville

9/12 to 10/24, Wednesday
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Beloit Senior Center
631 Bluff Street, Beloit

Preventing falls is critical to maintaining YOUR independence.

“Stepping On” is designed for those who:

  • Live independently in own home/apartment
  • Do not have dementia/memory loss
  • Able to walk without the help of another person
  • Have had a fall(s) in the past year
  • Do NOT use a walker/scooter/wheelchair most of the time.

Rock County Council on Aging

Cost for workshop is $10

Transportation may be available upon request.

For information or to register call

Rock County Council on Aging

(608) 758-8455

Here's what past participants had to say:

  • "When I walk outside, I still think "lift your feet". I have stopped falling outside! It has made me more aware of the way I walk".
  • "Not only did we learn some things about preventing falls, but we had a good time doing it. It was really fun."
  • "I'm glad I took this class before I ever had a fall. I do my exercises and feel stronger and it makes me more independent".
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Why Should I be concerned about falling?

Falling is very common; it can result in injury and can shake your confidence. The threat of falling can be a barrier to safely doing all the things you want to do at home and in the community. That’s why preventing falls is critical to maintaining independence.


Did you know?

· More than one-third of people age 65 or older fall each year.

· Falls are the leading cause of injury and hospitalization for trauma and death among older adults.

· 35% of people who fall become less active.

· 40% of people who enter a nursing home had a fall in the prior 30 days.