Fall prevention programs
Stepping On is a fall-prevention program aimed at teaching participants ways to reduce their risk of falling. It is an evidence-based program, designed for older adults, shown to reduce the incidence of falls by about 31 percent.
Stepping On focuses on strength and balancing exercises, medication management, home safety, footwear, vision and mobility. The program is designed to increase participants’ overall strength, achieve better balance, gain more confidence, and give a greater sense of independence as well as a reduced risk of falling.
Stepping On classes meet once per week for seven weeks. The program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, April 10 to May 22, at the Boonsboro Library, 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 11 to May 23, at the Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade; and from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, May 1 to June 12, at Total Rehab Care, 11110 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown.
Classes are free. Registration is required. For more information or to register for classes, call 240-313-3360.