Please use the resources below to help tell others in your community about STEADY U Ohio and this website. We would appreciate it if you would contact us to let us know how you are spreading the word that we can prevent falls, one step at a time!
Power Point Presentations
Last updated: Nov. 22, 2013
"Print and Go!" Tip Sheets
A Matter of Balance
A Matter of Balance is a community-based intervention designed to help individuals learn to manage their falls risk and increase their activity levels without fear of falling.
Falls Risk Self-assessment
Answer "yes" or "no" to twelve simple statements to determine your risk for falls, then print and take the assessment with you to your doctor or health care professional to discuss your risk factors and how to minimize them.
News and Research
Falls among older adults are a serious concern for communities, the state and the nation. Most falls can be prevented and much is being done to identify and share proven strategies to live safer, more active lives.
Ohio Association of Senior Centers Annual Conference
March 23-25, 2014, Worthington, Ohio
Conference participants can choose a training track to become a coach in the A Matter of Balance program. Senior centers that participate will receive materials to support A Matter of Balance participant classes in their communities. View the conference brochure for more information.
Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education Annual Pre-conference Symposium
March 27, 2014, Sinclair Community College
This interactive symposium will present the causes and implications of falls from multiple perspectives (physiological, psychosocial and environmental); as well as introduces STEADY U's 360-degree approach to prevent falls. View the conference brochure for more information.
STEADY U Ohio Partners
Ohio Government Partners
Falls Prevention Websites
Ohio Department of Health, Healthy Ohio Program
CDC, Home & Recreational Safety
National Council on Aging, Falls Prevention
National Institutes for Health, SeniorHealth
AgePage: Falls and Fractures (National Institute on Aging)
The Essentials: Falls and Fall Prevention (MetLife Mature Market Institute)
Falls Management Articles (International Council on Active Aging)
Falls - Older Adults (CDC)
Falls Prevention (National Council on Aging)
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
Go4Life: Exercises for Endurance, Strength, Balance and Flexibility (National Institute on Aging)
NIHSeniorHealth: Falls and Older Adults (National Institutes on Health)
Older Adult Falls (National Safety Council)
Slips, Trips and Falls (National Safety Council)