Steady As You Go
A HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM for ADULTS 60+
This program is supported by the Senior Resources—Agency on Aging with Title III funds made available under the Older Americans Act.
CONCERNED ABOUT FALLS? THEN ESCAPE FALLS...
Falls are NOT an inevitable part of growing older. If you have fallen or find that you are losing your balance more often
THERE IS A SOLUTION What is it?
Falls Talk is an evidence-based approach that was developed with research at the University of Connecticut Health Center and supported by the National Institutes of Health. This unique method helps you find ways to prevent falls. This program meets the Administration on Aginghighest level criteria for evidence based health promotion programs.
Why It Works
This personalized approach includes one-on-one guided sessions to help you discover your own “fall threats.” This increased awareness translates into
successful fall prevention in real life situations.
In clinical trials, participants who completed the Falls Talk program improved their recognition of personal circumstances that may cause them to fall, increased their falls prevention behaviors and most importantly... successfully PREVENTED FALLS.
How It Works
Once you have gone through a quick screening process, a trained individual will work with you one-on-one for two sessions that are less than one hour each. Several check-in phone calls will be made after the initial session.
FallsTalk is conducted over a one month period and is scheduled at your convenience in your home or elsewhere.