Stepping On Training Opportunity in North Dakota
- About 36 million falls are reported among older adults each year—resulting in more than 32,000 deaths.
- Each year, about 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for a fall injury.
- One out of every five falls causes an injury, such as broken bones or a head injury.
- Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures.
- More than 95% of hip fracturesexternal icon are caused by falling—usually by falling sideways.
- Women fall more often than men and account for three-quarters of all hip fractures.
Stepping On is a national evidence-based falls prevention program that provides older adults with tools to improve their daily living skills, balance and strength, as well as social time to discuss improvements to their home environments. Classes are highly participative; mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health behaviors, reduce their risk of falls and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Thanks to the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Aging Services Division, this training is now being offered in North Dakota.
June 8-10, 2022 | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (CT)
McGovern Alumni Center, Reimers Conference Room
1241 N University Drive – Fargo, North Dakota
Space is limited to the first 15 registrants, so register early!
Master Trainers: Ellen Bjelland and Bill Vasicek
More Information: Contact Jane Strommen, at 701/231-5948 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to the first 15 registrants, so please register early. Attendees will be reimbursed for mileage, lodging and meals. Access information on the North Dakota Stepping on Program.
Source: CDC Injury and Prevention Site | Updated 2020