Stepping On Program - Preventing Falls for the Elderly - Tri-City Medical Center - Oceanside, CA

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Did You Know?

  • More than 1/3 of adults 65 or over fall each year
  • Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admissions of trauma and death
  • 35% of people who fall become less active

Stepping On

Building Confidence and Reducing Falls  


Many older people have had a fall experience that has shaken their confidence and may have resulted in injury. Older individuals understand that the threat of a fall can be a barrier to safely doing all the things they love to do at home and Stepping On confidently in the community. The prevention of falls is important to maintaining personal independence

This program is sponsored by the San Diego Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) and facilitated at Tri-City Medical Center. Lead by a Tri-City Medical Center physical therapist and peer leader whom also collaborate with guest experts to provide information on exercise, visions, safety and medications. 

Stepping On is a well-researched falls prevention workshop. The results were published in the September 2004 issue of the American Geriatrics Society.

No Cost For This Workshop

Free workshop includes weekly two-hour sessions for nine weeks, an exercise manual, informational hands-outs, guest speakers, a home visit, and pre-and post-balance assessments.

Class Location

Tri-City Medical Center
4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
Assembly Rooms

Class Dates

April 4 - May 23, 2016 - classes held each Monday from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

For More Information

Registration required, call Tracy Park, MPT, at 760.940.3617

Call 760.940.3617 to Register

Who Can Benefit

  • 65 years or over
  • Has experienced a fall in the past year
  • Fearful of falling
  • Living at home
  • Not suffering from dementia

What You Will Learn

  • Simple and fun balance and strength training, with pre-and post-functional balance testing.
  • The role vision plays in keeping your balance.
  • How medication can contribute to falls.
  • Ways to stay safe when out and about.
  • How to check your home for safety, and a personal home visit by the leaders to help you identify potential hazards.

The Benefits

  • Learn to step outside your home with confidence
  • Learn with people your own age in a highly-participatory class.
  • Become more aware of fall hazards and learn how your fall risk can be reduced.
  • Study the most up-to-date information on falls prevention.


"When I'm walking I still think, 'lift your feet, walk heel-toe.' I have stopped falling outside! It has made me more aware of the way I walk."

- Grace

"I've had some near falls but the exercises are making me stronger, I have quicker recovery and my muscles don't collapse."


Tri-City Medical Center

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