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

Leader Training

February 26 - 28, 2019 / 8:30am - 4:30pm

What is the role of a Leader?
Leaders facilitate the seven Stepping On workshop sessions.  This role includes recruiting participants; arranging and setting up the room and equipment, preparing materials, inviting the guest experts, and more. You need to be a health professional to lead this course.

Why should you consider becoming a Leader?
As a Leader, you will learn the key elements of falls prevention and gain group leadership and facilitation skills that you can use in other areas of your life. Most importantly, you will watch older adults reduce falls and gain confidence by using the skills and tools that you have shared with them.

What will you learn at the Leader Training?
At Leader Training, you will learn the skills and knowledge you need to effectively lead the workshop. Like the Stepping On workshop itself, the Leader Training is interactive and fun. It takes place over three full consecutive days, with time for breaks and lunch. Leaders must attend all three days.

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@Waite Park Church in Minneapolis
1510 33rd Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418

$50 to attend

26.0 Nursing Contact Hours


Applying to become a Leader is simple:

Step 1. Watch the Stepping On introductory webinar

Step 2. Submit an application by January 15

For more information, contact Cheryl Lanigan, Program Director, at or 952-607-9820.

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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 or 952-607-9820.