Summer In-Person Workshop: Thursdays, July 8, 2021 thru August 19, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin Public Library, Fadrow Room. There is a $10 registration fee and you will receive a free ankle weight to use and keep.
To Register: Call 414-427-7535. Seating is limited to allow the necessary social distancing and sanitizing. Participants are asked to provide their own mask and water.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things. For many seniors they have curtailed basic activities like grocery shopping, holiday visits with family, visiting with friends, and going to church. With the reduction of movement and mobility, seniors are at increased risk of unintentional injury due to falls. Many seniors who have found their balance and strength have suffered. The answer may be attending a Stepping On Workshop.
What is Stepping On? It is an evidence-based workshop for seniors that helps them identify risks for falls and ways to prevent them. Research has found that people who completed the workshop reduce their risk of falls by 31%. (See Steadi Stay Independent - Check Your Risk for Falling Brochure)
During the seven weekly sessions, guest experts bring insight and participants bring experience. Trained leaders bring it all together making it fun. A Physical Therapist introduces exercises that are specific to improving balance and strength. Awareness of hazards in the home and community, changes in vision, effects of medications, and even the selection of footwear can reduce the risk of falling.
Steadi Stay Independent - Check Your Risk for Falling Brochure
Franklin Health Dept.
9229 W. Loomis Road
M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Board of Health