Stepping On is an evidence-based seven-week workshop that helps seniors to reduce falls and build confidence, sponsored by Delta County Memorial Hospital. The class starts March 15th and runs through April 26th in the Oncology building on the Delta hospital campus from 10:30 a.m. through 12:30 each week.
Each week participants meet for two hours in workshops led by a Registered Nurse and Physical Therapist. Local guest experts provide information on exercise, vision, safety and medication.
In addition, participants learn exercises to help them improve balance and strength.
Stepping On class is designed specifically for people who are:
At risk of falling, or have a fear of falling, or who have fallen one or more times
Live in their home or independent apartment
Are able to walk without the help of another person
Do not use a walker, scooter or wheelchair most of the time indoors
Are cognitively intact
Understand the language being used by the Stepping On Leader
For questions about whether this Stepping on workshop is right for you or an older adult you are concerned about, please call Lisa Waddington, RN, Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Emergency Department at Delta County Memorial Hospital