A workshop that will help you learn how to avoid falls!
According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, falls and hip fractures among older adults is serious.
More than one-third of adults ages 65 and older fall each year. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury and deaths and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.
Of those who fall, 20-30% suffer moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures or head traumas that reduce mobility and independence, and increase the risk of premature death.
Stepping On is a falls prevention program for seniors age 60+ that have fallen, have a fear of falling, or want to avoid falling. A $10 donation includes all learning materials. Workshops run 2 hours per week for 7 weeks and are held at various locations throughout the year.
Call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 262-284-8120 or 262-238-8120 to see when the next class is scheduled.
Falls & Emergency Room Visit Numbers
Program participants who responded to the survey reported a 60% decrease in falls and a 9% decrease in emergency room visits in the six months after completing the program.
Estimated emergency room savings from individuals completing the 6-month follow-up survey (based on a 35% response rate and assuming similar outcomes):
Type of Visit
Emergency Room Visit
Data source for information above is the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging October 31, 2009.
*Data source is Wisconsin Hospital Association Health Care Data Report. Based on an average emergency room cost of $1,537 for those age 65+ (94% of Stepping On participants are age 65 or older.)
Call for information regarding next class dates.
Call the ADRC for more information and to signup for the next available class.
262-284-8120 or 262-238-8120