The Ohio Department of Aging's STEADY U Ohio initiative is looking for community organizations, businesses, state and local government agencies, faith based organizations and other interested organizations and groups to help take “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls.”
Big or small, organized or informal, your group or event can help us achieve our goal of having at least 4,000 Ohioans walk a minimum of one mile to raise awareness of the seriousness of older adult falls and the many things older Ohioans can do to prevent them.
- Groups: Groups can be co-workers, friends, church groups, civic organizations, government groups, school teams and clubs, neighborhood groups and more. To participate as a group, simply register then encourage your group members to walk at least one mile on Sept. 23, 2019 (or any time during September). We will provide you with educational materials about falls that you can share with your group. Members should report their miles walked to a point person in the group, who will report the group's total to STEADY U Ohio.
- Events: Events are hosted by an organization or group. They are an opportunity to educate neighbors about older adult falls, as well as promote your group or organization. Events should be held on Sept. 23 or any time during September, and can be open to the public or for your members only. At a minimum, an event should consist of a one-mile (or longer) group fitness walk and opportunities to learn about older adult falls (e.g., educational materials, guest speakers). An event representative will report the number of people who participated in your event and how many miles were walked.
To register your group or event, complete the form on this page. Information you submit about your event will be posted on the "10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls" webpage and included in our statewide promotion of the event.
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