Aging Partners and Seward County Aging Services invite senior citizens and the public to participate in workshops September 12 through October 24 designed to help older adults prevent falls. The program, "Stepping On - Building Confidence and Reducing Falls," is offered from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Webermeier Memorial Library, 617 2nd Street, in Milford.
There is a suggested contribution of $20 for the seven-week workshop to help cover program costs. Participants benefit most when they attend as many class sessions as possible.
The popular "Stepping On" program was developed by Dr. Lindy Clemson of Sydney, Australia to help older adults learn to prevent falls. Peggy Apthorpe with Aging Partners Health and Fitness said workshops will help participants identify why they fall and learn to prevent falls with strength and balance exercises, home safety suggestions and a medication review. She said participants will leave with more strength, better balance and a feeling of confidence and independence. Research has shown that people who complete the workshop reduce their rate of falling by over 30 percent.
Registration is required by calling Kathy Ruzicka, Seward County Aging Partners, at 402-761-3593.
More information on Aging Partners is available at aging.lincoln.ne.gov.