'Stepping On' balance class begins Sept. 13

By Press Release


Stepping On is an evidence-based seven week workshop that helps seniors to reduce falls and build confidence, sponsored by Delta County Memorial Hospital. The class starts Sept. 13 in an oncology classroom on the DCMH campus.

Each week participants meet for two hours in workshops led by a registered nurse and physical therapist. Local guest experts provide information on exercise, vision, safety and medication.

In addition participants learn exercises to help them improve balance and strength.

Stepping On class is designed specifically for people who are:

1) At risk of falling, have a fear of falling or who have fallen one or more times.

2) Live in their home or independent apartment.

3) Are able to walk without the help of another person.

4) Do not use a walker, scooter or wheelchair most of the time indoors.

5) Are cognitively intact.

6) Understand the language being used by the Stepping On leader.

For details about whether this Stepping On workshop is right for you or an older adult you are concerned about, please call Lisa Waddington, RN, trauma nurse coordinator, DCMH emergency department, at 874-2425.