Kenosha Area Family & Aging Services to host fall prevention workshop

Kenosha Area Family & Aging Services ,Inc. will be offering a free Stepping On Workshop series beginning Tuesday, June 7, from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. for seven consecutive weeks at  New Life Bible Church in Twin Lakes.

Stepping On is a seven-week workshop program for independent community-dwelling older adults who have fallen, are at risk of falling or who have a fear of falling.  One in three adults age 65 and over fall each year and the physical, financial and emotional costs can be devastating.  But falls are not a normal part of the aging process and can be prevented.

During the weekly two hour workshop session, participants receive support from trained leaders, guest speakers,other workshop participants, learn and practice strength and balance exercises and learn how medications, vision, safe footwear and home modifications can affect their risk of falls.

The goal is to help people better manage their own risk of falls and take steps on their own to prevent falls.

“Participants also benefit from meeting other people with similar concerns, learning about the steps they can take to reduce their risk of falls and benefit from each other’s experiences,” said Diana Jaeger, Workshop Facilitator.

Past participants report much increased confidence in the steps they have taken and will continue to practice to reduce their risk of falls.

To register or for more information for the upcoming Stepping On workshop, please contact Diana Jaeger at (262) 358-5779. Please note that Class seating is limited to 14 participants.

 

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