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Stepping on Workshop set for May 21

Bowman/Slope Social Services, Southwestern District Health (Bowman/Slope Public Health along with Southwest Healthcare Services will be offering a Stepping On Workshop series beginning May 21, 2019 at Bowman County Courthouse – Dakota Room.

Stepping On is a seven-week workshop program for independent community-dwelling older adults who have fallen, are at risk of falling or who have a fear of falling.  One in three adults age 65 and over fall each year and the physical, financial and emotional costs can be devastating.  But falls are not a normal part of the aging process and can be prevented.

During the workshop, participants receive support from trained leaders, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, a Pharmacist and other workshop participants, learn and practice strength and balance exercises and learn how medications, vision, safe footwear and home modifications can affect their risk of falls.

The goal is to help people better manage their own risk of falls and take steps on their own to prevent falls.

Past participants report much increased confidence in the steps they have taken and will continue to practice to reduce their risk of falls.

To register or for more information for the upcoming Stepping On workshop, contact Bowman/Slope County Social Services and ask for Rachel.