IU Health Frankfort and White Memorial offering classes to reduce falls
June 06, 2022
Indiana University Health Frankfort and White Memorial is offering a seven-week Stepping On workshop on exercises and strategies to help prevent you from falling. As we age, falling is very common and can result in injury and 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 is why preventing falls is crucial to maintaining independence.
- More than one-third of people 65 years or older fall each year.
- Falls are the leading cause of injury and hospitalization for trauma and death among older adults.
- Thirty-five percent of people who fall become less active.
Stepping On is a program that has been researched and proven to reduce falls. It consists of a free workshop that meets for two hours a week for seven weeks. Workshops are led by a health professional and a peer leader. In addition, local guest experts provide information on exercise, vision, safety and medications.
Classes are held 10 am – Noon.
IU Health White Memorial classes start on Wednesday, July 13
IU Health Frankfort classes start on Thursday, July 14.
To register, call Teresa Williams, RN, BSN, at 765.838.5119.
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