Falls are a leading cause of death and injury in elders!
But now, you can conduct a fun multi-activities workshop program that has been researched and proven to reduce the risk of falling!
"The Third North American Edition of Stepping On, revised into a very facilitator-friendly format by Wisconsin researchers and aging professionals!
What is Stepping On?
It’s a step by step 7-week fun and effective educational program for mobile elders that will enable you to effectively teach them a few basic principles that really work to help them avoid falling!
It was developed by respected Australian eldercare researchers Dr. Lindy Clemson and Megan Swann, and University of Wisconsin Geriatrician Dr. Jane Mahoney.
University research studies show that the Stepping On falls education program reduced falls by a huge 31%! This makes it one of the few comprehensive falls programs that’s actually research-provento reduce falls!
With a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) RESEARCH grant, the manual was revised and edited into a highly useable teaching format at the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, and is being widely used throughout the U.S.
Who uses Stepping On?
Educators in community centers, senior centers, nursing homes (for their mobile elders), at-home healthcare agencies, hospital educational programs, and more... for their mobile elders who want to keep from falling.
Here’s what you get in the Stepping On teaching manual:
- Nearly 400 pages of complete instructions on how to set up, develop, promote and teach multiple sessions of the Stepping On program using easy and effective adult education principles.
- Topics include: Strength and Balance exercises, moving about safely, home hazards, community safety, footwear, vision, Vitamin D, medication review, and others.
- Handy PowerPoint and overhead slides to illustrate your teaching programs.
- Informative handouts to accompany each session.
The manual provides information on how to teach this valuable program to your elders!
Training and consulting available from Wisconsin Agency
Note: Purchasers of the Leader Manual should undertake Leader Training from the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WHIA), or one of its licensed Master Trainers in your state. WIHA holds the exclusive North American license to distribute and license the program and provides train-the-trainer training and consulting for organizations throughout the U.S. interested in offering Stepping On to older adults in their community. For more information about training to become a licensed Stepping On Leader in the U.S., contact the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging at 608-243-5690, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: WiHealthyAging.org