Falls are a common and often devastating problem among older people, causing injuries that are sometimes life-threatening.   Falls can also lead to a loss of independence or premature admittance to a nursing home.  Most falls are associated with one or more identifiable risk factors (e.g. weakness, unsteady gait, confusion and certain medications) but research has shown that intervention can significantly reduce these risk factors when done properly.  That's where programs like "Stepping On" can help by providing tips for people on how to prevent falls.   "Stepping On" is a seven-week workshop with classes that include:
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