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Fall Prevention Classes: Medium Risk

Stepping On

Stepping On is an evidence-based workshop meeting once per week for seven weeks, two hours per week, with a reunion class three months later. The class is led by trained leaders who work with you and your classmates to help improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling by reviewing medications, exploring the role of vision and falls, teaching strength and balance exercises, and offering help to improve your safety at home. Members of the class support each other’s efforts to take action to prevent falls. Older adults who may have balance problems or fear of falling are the best fit for this class. According to studies, people who complete Stepping On classes see a 31% reduction in falls. A Stepping On workshop costs $35 for the seven week session and includes the reunion class.

An additional 15-30 minutes will be added to the first class of the workshop series to complete paperwork (surveys and data collection).

For research on Stepping on from the CDC, click here.

Available Workshops: 

IN-PERSON – Fisher-Taft Apartments

2110 Fisher St., #1, Madison

Thursdays, March 9 – April 27 (skip April 6) from 10:30am – 12:30pm

To register, contact LeeAnne Banks at Fisher-Taft Apartments at 608-843-2846

Cost: $0

IN-PERSON – Stoughton Senior Center

248 W. Main St., Stoughton

Tuesdays, March 7 – April 18 from 12:30pm – 2:30pm

To register, contact the Stoughton Senior Center at 608-873-8585

Cost: $0

IN-PERSON – Messiah Lutheran Church

5202 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison

Tuesdays, March 14 – April 25 from 9:00am – 11:00am

To register, contact Messiah Lutheran Church at 608-222-3833

Cost: Donations Accepted

IN-PERSON – Verona Senior Center

108 Paoli St., Verona

Fridays, April 7 – May 19 from 9:00am – 11:00am

To register, contact the Verona Senior Center at 608-845-7471

Cost: $0

IN-PERSON – Waunakee Senior Center

333 S. Madison St., Waunakee

Fridays, May 19 – June 30 from 9:00am – 11:00am

To register, contact the Waunakee Senior Center at 608-849-8385

Cost: $0

IN-PERSON – DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

505 N. Main St., DeForest

Mondays, June 5 – July 24 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (no class July 3)

To register, contact the DeForest Area Community & Senior Center at 608-846-2560

Cost: $0

 

Tai Chi Fundamentals™

Available Classes:

Madison Senior Center –

Participants encouraged to take Goodman Community Center’s Virtual Tai Chi Class (call 608-241-1574 for information)

Goodman Community Center: Tai Chi Fundamental Form –

Please call Goodman Community Center for information about virtual Tai Chi (608) 241-1574

Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR): Tai Chi-Multiple Styles

Contact MSCR for program guide and information about Goodman Rotary 50+ Classes: 608-204-3023

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SAFE COMMUNITIES

getting involved

The partnerships built by Safe Communities have created a safer community, with more opportunities for education and awareness. We continue to envision a safer future for the people who live in Madison and Dane County, with instances of unnecessary deaths and serious injuries are infrequent, rather than a daily occurrence.

RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE

Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.