Stepping out with confidence

20may11:00 am1:00 pmStepping out with confidenceA NSW Health Initiative - Proudly supported by SEWA AustraliaActivities & ServicesSenior's Milan

Event Details

Stepping On is an evidence based exciting and friendly community group program for seniors. It is designed to build knowledge, strength and confidence to remain independent at home. Research has shown a 31% reduction in Falls.

The Program

Stepping On is an exciting, friendly and free community program run by Western Sydney Local Health District. The program provides participants with information on how to reduce your risk of falling and maximise their independence at home. Local health professionals and invited guests present this program.
Who Can Join
Anyone who is:
• 65 years and older
• Living at home
• Able to walk independently or with a walking stick
• Fearful of falling or has fallen recently
• To prevent fall with Injury

Benefits for participants

• Step outside home with confidence
• Improved strength and balance
• Learning with peers
• Become more aware of falls hazards
• Learn how to maximise independence
• Move safely in the community
• Learn about nutrition for stronger bones
• Manage medications wisely

What will be covered?

• Reducing home hazards
• Moving safely in the community
• Safe footwear
• Vision and nutrition
• Medication management
• Exercises to improve strength and balance

Facts about Fall

• 1 in 3 people 65 years and over fall each year
• Falls are the leading cause of hospital
admissions for trauma and deaths of older
people
• 35% of people who fall become less active
• Falls can reduce mobility and independence
• Remaining active can prevent falling

It’s FREE!

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Time

(Friday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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