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Stepping On

Stepping On is a seven-week program designed for people who are at risk of a fall or have had a fall in the last year. This falls prevention program is evidence-based and proven to reduce falls in older people living in the community.

Stepping on Program, Balmain Hospital
SydneyConnect Image: Stepping on Program, Balmain Hospital.

Who is the program for

People over 65 years of age who are living at home and at risk of a fall, or have had a fall in the past year.

Please note, this program is not suitable for people with memory problems, certain progressive neurological disorders or people who are totally dependent on a walking frame.

Topics and inclusions

  • Strength and balance exercises.
  • Expert guest speakers who will talk to range of specific topics such as medication, vision and safe footwear.
  • Discussion and action planning.
  • Includes homework – For example incorporating program learning into daily activities.

How to sign up

To register for Stepping On visit the Active and Healthy website.

Community members can also call 02 9515 9055 to complete their registration over the phone.

The phone line will support English and non-English registrations, through connecting with the Translating and Interpreting Service.

For more information, contact our team at SLHD-Heal@health.nsw.gov.au

In-language Stepping On

In Sydney Local Health District, we offer the Stepping On program in a range of languages for our culturally and linguistically diverse communities. 

To sign up for one of our in-language programs, contact the Diversity Programs and Strategy Hub team at SLHD-DiversityHub@health.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9515 1234.