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Stepping On

Join this 7 week workshop where you'll learn exercises and strategies to help prevent you from falling.
When Oct 02, 2017 01:30 PM to
Nov 16, 2017 03:30 PM
Where Touchmark, 1000 West Century Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503
Contact Name
Contact Phone 701-667-3340
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What is 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 footwear
  • How to eliminate fall hazards from your home

Is this workshop for you?

Stepping On is designed specifically for anyone who:

  • Is 60 or older
  • Had 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 exercise weight to keep and healthy snacks will be provided at each session.

Location: Touchmark, 1000 West Century Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503

Attendance: Class size will be limited to 15 participants. Registered participants should plan to attend each class.

Date and Time: Meets 1:30 - 3:30 PM every Thursday for seven weeks: Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2, 9 and 16.

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.
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