Stepping On: Building Confidence and Reducing Falls 2nd ed.

A Community-Based Program for Older People

Lindy Clemson and Megan Swann

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Format: paperback
Edition: Second edition
252 pages
ISBN: 9781920898755
Publication: 01 Jul 2008

This edition has been superceded.
The new 3rd edition of Stepping On is available at

A manual for health professionals to run Stepping On, a falls prevention program, with older people living in the community. Stepping On is a well-researched successful program presented in a comprehensive manual that describes how to prepare, plan and run the multi-faceted program.

The manual provides:

  • A step by step guide to running the seven-week (2hrs-week) group program.
  • Essential background information for understanding the conceptual underpinning of the program and the group process.
  • Valuable content information for all the key falls prevention areas that can be used to upskill local experts participating in the program.
  • A guide to useful resources
  • Handouts for group participants
  • Ideas on recruitment and evaluation
Handouts in a variety of languages are available for download from

Lindy Clemson is a specialist in public health research on ageing and an occupational therapist with a PhD in epidemiology. Her work has influenced both policy and practice, and her publications are highlighted in Cochrane Reviews and Australian and US national fall prevention practice guidelines.

Megan Swann is an occupational therapist with 35 years’ experience working in geriatric rehabilitation. She has trained and mentored Stepping On facilitators and run more than 250 Stepping On programs across Australia. She is widely respected in clinical aged care services.


The underpinning concepts: making decisions, learning and improving confidence
Group work, and the facilitator as a catalyst for change
Recognising culture
Marketing and recruitment
Review of the program

Session one: introduction, overview and risk appraisal
Session two: exercise and moving about safely
Session three: home hazards
Session four: community safety and footwear
Session five: vision and falls, vitamin D and transportation safety
Session six: medication management and mobility mastery experiences
Session seven: review and plan ahead
Session eight: three-month booster session

The display
Stepping On workshop facilitator supplies

Format: paperback
Size: 297 × 210 mm
252 pages
13 b&w tables and 66 b&w illustrations
Copyright: © 2008
ISBN: 9781920898755
Publication: 01 Jul 2008