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Event:
Stepping On

Stepping On

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 weeks. Workshops are led by Vanessa Hoines and Shaundra Ziemann-Bolinske, NDSU Extension Agents and Mandy Slag, Injury Prevention Program Director, ND Dept. of Health. In addition, community guest experts provide information on vision, safety and medications. 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 foot-wear
• How to eliminate fall hazards from your home

Here’s what some workshop participants have to say:
“It was great. I’m watching more where I’m walking and am aware of my surroundings.” -Bob, Mandan, ND
“I learned so much. I would recommend this program to friends; in fact, I have already done so.” -Susan, Bismarck, ND

Is this workshop for you?
Stepping On is designed specifically for anyone who:
• Is 60 or older
• Has had a fall in the past year
• Is fearful of falling
• Lives at home
• Does not have dementia

Registration Information
Pre-registration is required.
Call 701.667.3340 to register or for more information.
Cost: No Fee! You will receive an excercise weight to keep and healthy snacks will be provided at each session.
Location: Edgewood Vista, 2801 39th Avenue SE, Mandan, ND 58554
Attendance: Class size will be limited to 15 participants. Registered participants should plan to attend each class.
Date & Time: Meets 1:30—3:30 p.m. every Tuesday for seven weeks. November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 12 and 19.

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.

Date:November 7 - December 19, 2017
City:Mandan, ND
Contact:
Vanessa Hoines

Phone: 701-667-3340
Fax: 701-667-3348
E-mail: vanessa.hoines@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/mortoncountyextension/home-and-family
Event:
Parents Forever

Are you going through or have recently separated or divorced from your child’s other parent? This is a research-based program designed to help parents make informed, child-supportive decisions while focusing on healthy children & positive parent-child relationships.

Cost is $55/ person. Scholarships are available by need.

Childcare is not available.

Growing Futures credits for child care providers are not available.

This class is not funded by ND DHS Children & Family Services.

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Mandan.

To register call NDSU Extension Service/Morton County at 701-667-3342.

Date:January 20, 2018
City:Mandan, ND
Contact:
Liz Larson

Phone: 701-667-3342
Fax: 701-667-3348
E-mail: liz.larson@ndsu.edu
Event:
Building Strong Families

Attend this three-part series whether your children are 2 years old or 18 years old. Topics include building family strengths, communication, and discipline for children at different ages and stages.

Child care is not available.

Growing Futures credits for child care providers are not available.

Mondays, 6:00-7:30 PM

To register call NDSU Extension Service/Morton County at 701-667-3342.

Date:January 22 - February 5, 2018
City:Mandan, ND
Contact:
Liz Larson

Phone: 701-667-3342
Fax: 701-667-3348
E-mail: liz.larson@ndsu.edu