'Stepping On' is an exciting, friendly and free falls prevention program for seniors. It is designed to build knowledge, strength and confidence to remain independent at home.
Stepping On Brochure
Stepping On Referral Form
Stepping On is run by Northern Sydney Local Health District in conjunction with Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney.
The program provides participants with information on how to reduce their risk of falling and maximising independence at home. Local health professionals and invited guests present the program.
Program coordinators are health professionals with backgrounds in aged care, falls prevention and rehabilitation.
Who Can Join
Any one who is
- 65 years and older
- living at home (incl. those living independently in a retirement village)
- able to walk independently or with a walking stick
- fearful of falling or has fallen recently
- living in Northern Sydney Local Health District.
The program is not suitable for people with dementia or neuromuscular conditions.
- learn that falls are preventable
- step outside their home with confidence
- become more aware of falls hazards
- learn with their peers
- learn how to maximise their independence
- learn how to take control of their life
Courses run in various locations across Northern Sydney Local Health District throughout the year.
Each course runs for seven weeks, two hours per week, with a booster session two months after the last session.
Participants should plan to attend all sessions.
- Most venues chosen are accessible by public transport.
- Car parking is available at most venues.
- You can request community transport (for a small fee) at registration.
What will be covered?
- Reducing home hazards
- Moving safely in the community
- Safe footwear
- Vision and nutrition
- Medication management
- Exercises to improve your strength and balance.
|Become a Facilitator|
If you are interested in facilitating a Stepping On program in Northern Sydney Local Health District, then our Train the Trainer Workshop is a must.
Those attending our workshop learn about:
- The issues related to planning and implementing Stepping On programs.
- How to use the Stepping On Manual as a resource for the program.
- Key evidence-based prevention strategies to enable older people to reduce their risk of falling.
- How to resource and up-skill experts and incorporate other community resources.
- Understanding the importance of building trust with and cohesiveness amongst group participants
- How to set homework.
The workshop is suited to allied health professionals, exercise physiologists, nursing or community worker background, including CALD.
Our most recent workshop was in May 2017. Register your interest in attending a future one by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org