Stepping On Program Coming Soon to LCO
Kay Searfoss, MS, RD, CD, CDE
Lac Courte Oreilles Community Health Center
The Stepping On Program offers older people a way of reducing falls, while at the same time increasing self-confidence in situations where they are at risk of falling. The program incorporates a group setting plus individualized follow up. It covers a range of issues, including falls and risk, strength and balance exercises, home hazards, safe footwear, vision and falls, safety in public places, community mobility, and coping after a fall, and understanding how to initiate a medication review. It uses adult learning principals in a group setting over a 7-week period. It is about building self-confidence, making decisions and changing behaviors. Like our other evidence-based classes Healthy Living With Diabetes and Healthy Living With Chronic Pain, it has been proven to work. The Stepping On program has been researched and proven to reduce falls by 31%. If you wish to be contacted when our next Stepping On class is scheduled, please contact Carol Hamblin at 715-638-5100 at the LCO Community Health Center.