Increase your self-confidence and self-control to reduce your risk of falling in this class with information, discussion and group support.

About the class

This seven-week class meets once a week for two hours. Participants learn strategies to reduce falls and increase strength. Exercises are introduced in week one and practiced throughout the remaining six weeks. Participants use weights to improve strength and balance throughout the program. The program also includes a follow-up home visit and a three-month “booster session” to review achievements and sustain efforts. You’ll learn:  

  • Simple and fun balance and strength exercises  
  • The role of vision in keeping your balance   
  • How medications contribute to falls  
  • Ways to keep from falling when out in the community  
  • How to eliminate fall hazards from your home  

Stepping On® is an evidence-based program developed at the University of Sydney, Australia, and adapted for U.S. audiences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“When I’m walking I still think, ‘lift your feet, walk heel-to-toe.’ I have stopped falling!”

-Stepping On Class Participant

Benefits of the class

  • Reduce fall and increase self-confidence  
  • Learn strategies for increasing strength  
  • Meet new friends  
  • Provide support and encouragement to your peers  
  • Become more involved in your community and with your neighbors 

Who should take the class

This class is for adults who have a fear of falling or are at risk of falling. It is particularly suited for people who are:  

  • Concerned about falls  
  • Have had a fall in the past  
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • Want to improve flexibility, balance and strength 

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