FAIRMONT, Minn. — Icy conditions in early spring can be a treacherous time for slips and falls for everyone. Yet, the fear of a fall, both indoors and outdoors, is a challenge many older adults face daily.
Stepping On is an evidence-based program aimed at reducing falls and building confidence in older adults. This seven-week program is specifically designed for those at risk of falling, have a fear of falling or who have fallen one or more times.
Participants will learn:
- To identify and remove or avoid fall hazards in the home and outside
- How medications, hearing, vision and footwear affect the risk of falling
- Strength and balance exercises that can be adapted to individual levels
- How to get back up the right way if a fall does occur
Stepping On features trained facilitators and guest speakers from Mayo Clinic Health System. The program will take place 9-11 a.m. Fridays, beginning Feb. 8 to March 22 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Main Classroom. Cost is $10. Call 507-238-8101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.
Press ContactAmanda Dyslin