Planning Your Workshop

These resources will help you plan and prepare for holding your Stepping On workshop:

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NEW! Tools to Support Participants with Sensory Impairments

 

Use this tool kit to adapt your
SO workshop to accommodate people with sensory impairments
such as vision and hearing
impairments. The audio
recordings (at right) give a
detailed explanation of each
Stepping On exercise for
participants with vision
impairments. These can be
shared with participants for
their home practice and use.

Stepping On Tool Kit: Addressing the Needs of Participants Who Have Low-Vision or Who Are Hard of Hearing (7/16)



NEW! Easy Accommodations for Stepping On Participants Who Are Hard of Hearing or Have Low Vision

Can You See & Hear Me Now? Video 


Stepping On Exercises - Audio Recordings:

Introduction to Exercises     
Safety When Doing Exercises
Advancing the Exercises


Balance Exercises:

Sit to Stand Exercise
Sideways Walking Exercise
Heel-Toe Standing Exercise
Heel-Toe Tandem Walking Exercise


Strengthening Exercises:

Introduction to Strengthening
Exercises

Side Hip Extension Exercise
Front Knee Strengthening   
Exercise

Heel Raises Exercise
Toe Raises Exercise

 

Session Handouts in Large Print:

Exercise Manual

Session 1 Handout

Session 2 Handout

Session 3 Handout

Session 4 Handout

Session 5 Handout

Session 5 Display Table

Session 6 Handout

Session 6 Display Table

Session 7 Handout

Booster Session Handout

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Submit your workshop to WIHA right away!
 

It is very important that WIHA is informed of your workshop.  Please let us know within 4 to 6 weeks prior to the workshop start date.

Workshop Notification Form
This link will take you to the online form.

 

Let WIHA know about new peer leaders right away!

If you have become a peer leader yourself, or if you have trained a new peer leader, it is very important to let WIHA know.  Please fill in the leader contact information here:

Leader Contact Information Form
This link will take you to the online form.

 

Forms:

Planning Guide
Workshop Leader and local partner agency should complete together.

Stepping On Participant Registration Form for a Workshop
Replace yellow highlighting and bracketed information with information specific to your workshop.

 

Materials:       

Guest Expert Confirmation Letter
Remove yellow highlighting. Print on your agency's letterhead or Stepping On letterhead. Replace bracketed information with information specific to your workshop.

Registration Confirmation Letter to Participants
Remove yellow highlighting. Print on your agency's or the Stepping On letterhead. Replace bracketed information with information specific to your workshop.

Reactive Balance Exercise
Review and use.

 

Participant Certificate of Completion
Replace bracketed language with individual information for each participant in your workshop. Leader and Peer Leader should sign each certificate and distribute at the 7th session.

Display Ideas
Use to help you collect materials for and organize your Stepping On display.

Ankle Weights Information
Use to determine appropriate weights for your participants.

Phrase Bubbles for Display Board
Enlarge, cut, and laminate as desired and attach to your display. Print on colored paper.

Signage for a Workshop
Remove yellow highlighting. Insert your workshop's room name or number in place of the brackets.

Booster/Reunion Invitation
Remove yellow highlighting. Replace bracketed information with information specific to your workshop.



Peer Leaders 

A Peer Leader does not need to attend the three-day Leader Training, but it is the preferred training method.  A Peer Leaders must be age 60 or over, a past participant of a Stepping On workshop and interested and able to be an enthusiastic role model in the workshop, including demonstrating all strength and balance exercises.   Use this outline when training individuals to become Peer Leaders.