$20 – $25

WINTER Stepping On: Falls Prevention for Older Adults (7 part class)

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The Springs At Missoula

Swan Lake Room, second floor

3710 American Way

Missoula, MT 59808

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Stepping On Stepping On is an evidence based falls prevention program for adults age 60 years and over. In a 7 week period, participants will learn exercises, methods and strategies to build self-confidence, change behaviors and improve decision making for safe, independent living.


When will Stepping On be facilitated for winter season 2019?

The Stepping On class series meets for two hours a week for seven weeks on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. :

  • Tuesday, January 15

  • Tuesday, January 22

  • Tuesday, January 29

  • Tuesday, February 5

  • Tuesday, February 12

  • Tuesday, February 19

  • Tuesday, February 26

  • There will be a booster session three months after the seven week class series ends


Why is Stepping On important?

  • More than one-third of adults 65 or over fall each year

  • Among older adults falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admissions for trauma, and death

  • 35% of people who fall become less active

  • The prevention of falls is vital to maintaining personal independence


What will you learn in Stepping On?

  • Simple and fun balance and strength training

  • Ways to stay safe when out and about in your community

  • How to check your home for safety

  • How medications can contribute to falls

  • The role vision plays in keeping your balance

  • What to look for in safe footwear


Criteria to participate in Stepping On.

Anyone who:

  • Is 60 years or over

  • Has had a fall in the past year or is fearful of falling

  • Is not suffering from dementia

  • Is living in a home or apartment

  • Walks independently in the home (may use a cane)

  • May use a walker for outside mobility


What Are The Benefits of Stepping On?

  • Develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls

  • Learn balance and strength excercises

  • Learn to navigate outside your home with confidence

  • Small group setting to share experiences

  • Learn techniques and resources for improved safety in your environment

  • Become more aware of fall hazards and learn how your fall risk can be reduced

  • Study the most up-to-date information on falls prevention

  • Help others by sharing what has worked for you


Who Facilitates the Stepping On classes?

Elaine Carmichael practiced as a physical therapist for forty five years until retiring in August of 2016. She first moved to Missoula in 1989 to establish the Physical Therapy Department at the Western Montana Clinic. She practiced there for 18 years before moving to Boise, Idaho to be near her grandsons. While in Boise she worked in Home Care primarily with seniors emphasizing fall prevention and home safety. Upon retiring, Elaine moved back to Missoula, building a new home and reconnecting with old friends. She discovered she now had more time to pursue her hobbies including quilting, gardening and knitting. She also had time for more volunteer experiences including being a RSVP Tutor at Hawthorne School and working at the Missoula Food Bank. She now joins the staff of MAS as the facilitator for the Stepping On Fall Prevention Program.




FAQ's

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available on-site.

Plan your trip at mountainline.com


Where will Stepping On meet?

The Springs at Missoula, 3710 American Way, Missoula, MT 59808. Classes will take place in the Swan Lake Room, second floor. Click here to map directions.


What is the cost of Stepping On?

One ticket for $25 or if you enroll with a friend two tickets for $40. Ticket includes instruction, workshop materials and a weekly snack. Class size is limited and registration is required.


Is there a reduced or no cost ticket option for Stepping On?

Yes! Email help@missoulaagingservices.org or call MAS (406) 728-7682 M-F 8-5 p.m. and ask about a reduced or no cost ticket option.



Stepping On is presented by:

Missoula Aging Services with generous support from Montana DPHHS's Injury Prevention Program. Special thanks to The Springs at Missoula for hosting the Stepping On winter 2019 class series.






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