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Stepping On is an evidenced-based falls prevention program for community-dwelling individuals aged 60 and older. It helps older adults take control of their fall risk, explore coping behaviors and use safety strategies in everyday life. A trained facilitator leads the 7-session (2 hours per session) workshop that meets every week, plus one booster session.

If you are interested in joining the network of North Dakota Stepping On Facilitators, consider attending a facilitator training.

November 7-9, 2023
North Central Research Extension Center (NCREC)
5400 Highway 83 S, Minot, ND 58701
Master Trainers: Nancy Bryn and Ellen Bjelland

There is no cost for 2 and 1/2-days training. Reimbursement is available for mileage, lodging and meals. Facilitators are provided extensive support in delivering this highly effective workshop for adults 60 and older who have fallen or have a fear of falling. Access additional details regarding the facilitator training.

Requirements to Participate in the Facilitator Training:

  1. Willingness to offer Stepping On classes in person with a co-leader within 3 months of successfully completing the training and following all aspects of program fidelity.
  2. Have a background in the field of health care, aging network professional or fitness instructor.
  3. Experience working with older adults (ideally leading exercise programs).
  4. Willingness to complete all assigned pre-work (estimated 2 hours) and post work practice and preparation for offering classes (initially estimated 20–30 minutes per class session).

Deadline for registration: October 3, 2023. Successful completion of all 2.5 days is required.

Access the Stepping On Facilitator Application Form

For more information, call Jane Strommen, at 701.231.5948 or email Space is limited, so please register early.

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