Stepping On is an evidence-based program for older adults who have fallen or are at risk of falling. The program looks at falls and fall risks, safe footwear, vision, home and community safety, medication management and bone health. Exercises are introduced in class by a physical therapist and focus on strength and balance. Stepping On meets for 7 sessions for 2-hours each, and is led by an occupational therapist, with support from a peer leader. Guest experts include a physical therapist, pharmacist and vision specialist.
The curriculum is designed to help the older adults, not wheelchair bound, recognize fall risks and encourage the participant to follow-through with safety strategies in order to reduce future falls.
The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.
Every Friday for 7 weeks
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
213 Quarry Road
Basement Floor, Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304