“The number of older adult falls occurring annually throughout Wisconsin and even within Marathon County are incredibly high. And we know that Wisconsin ranks #1 in deaths related to falls as well.
Aspirus Health, ADRC of Central Wisconsin, and the SAFER Fire Department have collaborated to offer the Stepping On program beginning in February.
Stepping On is a fall prevention program that addresses the top reasons for falls.
The program focuses on the following:
- Strength and balance exercises (Guest speaker: Physical Therapist)
- Medication and their fall risk (Guest Speaker: Pharmacist)
- Vision (Guest Speaker: Optometrist)
- In-home and community safety (Guest Speaker: Police & Fire)
Please take a look at the attached flyer for more information. This program is FREE.