Iowa Specialty Hospital

Fall Prevention Workshop Held October 4th - November 15th

September 12, 2017

Iowa Specialty Hospital is proud to present, Stepping On, a fall prevention workshop.  This 7 week workshop will be held every Wednesday from October 4th through November 15th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the lower level of the Belmond Campus.

During the Stepping On workshops, participants receive support from trained leaders and other workshop participants, learn and practice strength and balance exercises, and learn how medications, vision, safe footwear, and home modifications can affect their risk of falls.  Special guest presenters will be in attendance at various sessions.  These presenters are community experts and include a pharmacist, eye doctor, physical therapist, and a community safety worker. 


To be eligible, participants must be 65 years of age or older, live independently, have had a fall within the last year, or have a fear of falling.  Participants will leave with more strength, achieve better balance, and experience a feeling of confidence and independence as a result of performing various exercises and sharing personal falls experiences as a group. The research has found that people who complete the workshop have a 31% reduced rate of falls.

Please note class size is limited to 14 individuals. In addition, an eligibility questionnaire must be completed at the time of phone registration, and a one-time $15 fee is required for this workshop. Call Brooke Nerlien at 515-602-9826 for more information or to complete a phone registration.
 

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