Stepping On

The Faith Community Nurse Network’s Stepping On fall prevention program is helping seniors build confidence and remain independent. Stepping On is a community-based, small-group program that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce their risk of falls. Workshops meet for 2 hours, every week for 7 weeks. Local experts, Leaders, and other group members support one another to build balance, strength, and practical skills needed to avoid falling.

Faith Community Nurses are well-positioned to intervene and prevent falls. FCNs have established relationships with older adults in their congregations and are recognized and trusted health experts. FCNN Stepping On Leaders serve hundreds of older adults across the Twin Cities and Southeastern Minnesota.

Stepping On was developed in by Dr. Lindy Clemson and was tested in a randomized trial where it demonstrated a 31% reduction in falls. Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging developed an American version of Stepping On with support from the CDC.

Photo Description: Four older adults doing balance exercises.
Photo Credit: Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center. Jordan Bahnsen, May 1, 2015

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If you have questions about bringing a Stepping On workshop to your community or just would like additional information about the program, please contact Cheryl Lanigan, Program Director, at cheryl@fcnntc.org or 952-607-9820.