Stepping On is a program proven to reduce falls and build confidence in older people. A community-based, small-group workshop, Stepping On was developed in Australia and tested in a randomized trial where it demonstrated a 31% reduction in falls. Wisconsin developed an American version of Stepping On with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that has been tested in the United States and shown to achieve results similar to the original. Independent researchers have concluded that the success of Stepping On is attributable to Program Leaders’ adherence to the program’s Key Elements.
Stepping On workshops meet for two hours a week for seven weeks. It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective. Classes are highly participative; mutual supportive, and the success builds participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health behaviors, reduce the risk of falls, and maintain an active and fulfilling life!
Check out more about Stepping On at the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging at wihealthyaging.org or call the Aging & Disability Resource Center and talk with the Wellness & Prevention Specialist at 608-328-9499.