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Safe Communities

2453 Atwood Ave., Ste 2
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 441-3060
Safe Communities.net
Learn about community resources and evidence-based classes that could help prevent a fall. Classes include Stepping On, Living Falls Free, NoFalls, Tai Chi Fundamentals, Moving for Better Balance, Ballroom Basics for Balance.

 

UW Health Faint and Fall Clinic

University Hospital
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792
(608) 890-8400
http://www.uwhealth.org/locations/clinic_detail.jsp?sublocationId=364

The Mobility and Falls Clinic is for our older adults who may be at risk for losing independence, who are experiencing:

  • Recurrent falls with or without physical injury
  • Fear of falling with functional consequences
  • Declining mobility and function

 

Madison School & Community Recreation 50+ Programs

(608) 204-3023
http://www.mscr.org/our-programs/50-fitness-programs

MSCR 50+ programs include aqua exercise, strength training, low impact fitness, yoga, Tai Chi, golf, walking clubs and many more at affordable prices.

 

Safe Communities Fall Prevention Classes & Programs

Safe Communities has our own page dedicated to listing fall prevention classes and programs, we have classes for any level of fall risk.

safercommunity.net/fall-prevention-classes/

RESOURCES

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Ending Deaths from Despair Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinars Hosted by Ending Deaths from Despair Task Force    Finding a Reason to Live:  Etiology of Suicide and Provider Self-Care Presenter: Meghan Henderson, LCSW Clinical Practice Leader in
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How do you know which exercises or activities improve balance?

By Ashley Hillman, Safe Communities’ Falls Prevention Program Manager Did you know that there are certain types of exercise that are better for enhancing balance? Walking is great aerobic exercise
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Elderly man and woman participating in yoga

Local Home Safety Resources

Home Safety Resources: Safety Checklist from the CDC (PDF)   SSM Health Medical Equipment 4639 Hammersley Road Madison, WI 53711 (800) 924-2273 https://www.homehealthunited.org/home-medical-equipment All our retail stores have an extensive
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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.