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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 – Monona Senior Center

1011 Nichols Rd., Monona

Thursdays, April 7 – May 26 (skipping April 21) from 12:00pm – 2:00pm

To register, contact the Monona Senior Center at 608-222-3415.

Cost: $35 for workshop series

IN-PERSON – Vista West Senior Living

150 Bella Vista Dr., Madison

Fridays, April 8 – May 27 (skipping April 15) from 1-3pm

To register, contact Vista West at 608-820-1800.

Cost: $35 for workshop series

IN-PERSON – Fitchburg Senior Center

5510 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg

Mondays, April 18 – May 30 from 9:00am – 11:00am

To register, contact the Fitchburg Senior Center at 608-270-4290.

Cost: $35 for workshop series

IN-PERSON – Capitol Lakes

5510 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg

Tuesdays, April 19 – May 31 from 8:00am – 10:00am

To register, contact Capitol Lakes at 608-283-2000.

Cost: $35 for workshop series

VIRTUAL Stepping On Workshop

Mondays, April 25 – June 13 from 12:30pm – 2:30pm

To register, contact Ashley Hillman at 608-235-1957

Cost: $35 for workshop series

IN-PERSON – Harbor Athletic Club

2529 Allen Blvd., Middleton

Wednesdays, June 8 – July 17 from 12:30pm – 2:30pm

To register, contact the Harbor Athletic Club at 608-831-6500.

Cost: $35 for workshop series; For questions, email Marcy at marcy@harborathletic.com

IN-PERSON – Waunakee Senior Center

333 S. Madison St., Waunakee

Fridays, June 17 – July 29 from 9:00am – 11:00am

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

Cost: $35 for workshop series

 

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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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.
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