Stepping On workshop comes to Bonduel

A seven-week workshop designed to prevent older adults from falling is being presented at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 240 E. Green Bay St., Bonduel, beginning in October.

Stepping On, a program developed in Australia, is for people who have previously fallen and for those who fear doing so. Participants will identify causes of falls and learn prevention strategies, including strength and balance exercises, home safety check suggestions and a review of medications. Research has shown that adults who complete the program have a 31 percent reduced rate of falls. In addition to improving health and safety, preventing falls saves money; by 2020, the cost of falls injuries is estimated to be $32.4 billion.

The Bonduel class will be held Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. at the church, starting Oct. 4. For information, call Heidi Russell of the Shawano County Human Services Aging Unit at 715-526-4686.