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Stepping On Workshop 

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.  


Fall In-Person Workshop:  Thursdays, October 14, 2021 thru December 2, 2021 (no class November 25th), 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 water.

Are you a senior who has returned to your normal activities following the COVID-19 restrictions and found your balance and strength have suffered?  With the reduction of movement and mobility, seniors are at increased risk of unintentional injury due to falls. Consider attending a Stepping On Workshop.

Stepping On 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

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Franklin Health Dept.

9229 W. Loomis Road
M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone:  414-425-9101
Fax:  414-427-7539
After Hours Call:  414-425-2522

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Courtney Day, BSN, RN
Dir. of Health & Human Services
Carol Sibilski, BSN, RN
Public Health Nurse
Kim Kringel, BSN, RN
Public Health Nurse
Quinn Niemczyk, BSN, RN
Public Health Nurse
Lauren Gottlieb, MPH, CHES
Public Health Specialist
Ellen Henry, BS, CHES
Drug-Free Community Coalition Coordinator
Angela Beyer, BS, RS
Environmental Health Specialist
Jamie Kinzel, RS, MPH
Environmental Health Specialist 
Allie Crissey
Administrative Clerk

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Board of Health
Volition Franklin