To our supporters, volunteers, groups, partners and community, we thank you for your support in 2020. Injury Matters remains committed to our work to prevent and reduce the impact of injury, while supporting those affected within the Western Australian community for many years to come. We hope you can join us in this commitment into 2021! Continue reading “Happy Holidays from Stay On Your Feet®”
The Remove Hazards campaign has come to an end, after a three-month focus on creating safe environments as well as looking after your eyesight and feet to reduce the risk of falls and promote healthy ageing among older adults. Continue reading “Remove Hazards campaign wrap-up”
Pets are a key member of many households with almost two thirds of Australian households’ owning pets. Pets make wonderful companions, relieve stress, provide a routine, encourage physical activity and offer a sense of safety for their owners.
However, pets can be a falls risk and can quite literally get under our feet!
It may sound obvious but caring for our feet often slips our mind and can put us at risk of having a fall.
This years Seniors Week was a great success. We were pleased to support three community events between the 8th and 15th of November which provided a great opportunity to chat to community members.
Cynthia and Marleen are two of our wonderful Bunbury volunteers. Read on to learn more about two of our lovely Injury Matters volunteers.
Did you know that good vision helps prevent us from having a fall?
Our vision plays a key role in maintaining our balance and identifying hazards in our environment, so we can navigate around them. Continue reading “Healthy Eyes for Falls Prevention”
Injury Matters will be visiting Geraldton from 2 – 6 November 2020 to raise awareness of injury among community members and health professionals in the Midwest region. Falls are the leading cause of injury in the Midwest. There were 800 falls-related hospitalisations in the Midwest in 2018. Continue reading “MEDIA RELEASE | Injury Matters in Geraldton this November”
Join the Stay On Your Feet® Remove Hazards Campaign to help educate older adults and health and community workers on the importance of creating safe environments as well as looking after their eyesight and feet to prevent falls and promote healthy ageing.
Expressions of Interest are now open for the Move Your Body round of Stay On Your Feet® Move Improve Remove grants. Grants up to $5,000 (plus GST) are available and will fund projects running between 1 March and 31 May 2021. Continue reading “Move Your Body grants are now open!”