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Help older adults prevent falls by teaching a fall prevention class

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Salt Lake County Aging Services

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Program Description

Stepping On is an evidence-based prevention program that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risk of falls. It is a community- based workshop offered once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Stepping On is designed specifically for people who are 10 at risk of falling, 2) have a fear of falling, or 3) who have fallen one or more times. Participants meet for two hours a week for seven weeks. Workshops are facilitated by trained Leaders and provide a safe and positive learning experience.

Desired characteristics of a Peer-Leader

· Possess leadership and facilitation skills

· Support and assist seniors while doing exercise, and co-teaching

· Possess life experience resulting in empathy to the needs and abilities of older adults

· Be dependable and consistent

· Able to deliver the curriculum as instructed and maintain program fidelity

· Possess ability to lead the entire workshop (7 sessions, each 2 hour in length, once a week)

· Be able to relate and understand falls and encourage seniors.

· Has reliable transportation two and from workshop site

The Peer-leader needs to plan time for transportation, arriving early to set up, and class time of 2 hours once a week leading a class for seven consecutive weeks. An additional one-hour preparation a week is necessary to set-up and clean up the workshop site.

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About Salt Lake County Aging Services

Location:

2100 S. State Steeet Suite S1500, Salt Lake City, UT 84114, US

Mission Statement

Aging Services’ mission is to promote the independence of aging generations through advocacy, engagement and access to resources.
If you or someone you know needs help, or wants to help - contact us today!

Description

As the largest Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in Utah, Salt Lake County Aging Services is the community focal-point for older adults, their families and caregivers; providing a comprehensive system of services that promote the health and wellbeing of older adults while supporting and assisting seniors who need help to remain independent.
There is no such thing as a 'typical’ older person. Their situations and their lives are very diverse. While many seniors are healthy and active, remaining in the workforce, volunteering in their communities or enjoying their friends and families, others are frail and struggle to remain independent. Aging Services is the recognized community leader for aging needs, options and opportunities. WE CAN HELP!

Community
Seniors
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2001 South State StreetSalt Lake City, UT 84114

(40.72713,-111.88743)
 

SKILLS

  • Group Facilitation
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year commitment
  • Complete all County and Program requirements

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