Healthy Steps for Older Adults

While falls are a common concern among older adults, falling does not have to be accepted as a natural part of aging. With some education and planning, many falls can be prevented. Successful aging means taking an active role in managing your health and independence, and falls prevention workshops like Healthy Steps for Older Adults can help.

Program Description

Healthy Steps for Older Adults is an evidence-based program developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, aimed at preventing falls.

By taking part in the program you will learn to:

  • Identify your personal risk factors for falls
  • Identify and address home safety hazards
  • Communicate with healthcare providers more effectively
  • Locate additional resources in your community

two women gardening outsideAs part of this unique workshop you’ll receive:

  • Personalized balance screening
  • Education to understand your personal risk factors for falls
  • A strength and balance exercise program that you can practice at home
  • Opportunities for action planning and goal setting
  • Resource Booklet

Program Structure

The Healthy Steps for Older Adults workshop consists of a balance screening and two 2-hour modules, typically offered as a one day event, with a break for lunch and socializing. An exercise program is part of the workshop, and can be customized to your ability level. Whether you’re active every day or haven’t exercised in a while, this workshop is for people of all physical abilities.

Registration

To register for this free workshop or for more information, please contact us at 207-396-6578.

For a schedule of upcoming Healthy Steps workshops, please see our calendar.