Injury Matters is proud to deliver the Stay On Your Feet® program, on behalf of the Western Australian Department of Health, for the previous 19 years. During the 2019/2020 financial year the Stay On Your Feet® program continued to deliver innovative strategies that support community engagement and systemic change for falls prevention and active ageing.
Expressions of Interest for the Remove Hazards grants have been extended until 19 June! Grants up to $5,000 (plus GST) are available and will fund projects running between 1 September and 30 November 2020.
Do you want to become an active member of your community, while helping others?
COVID-19 impacts everyone and has changed the way that people live, work and communicate, with older adults also having an increased risk for complications from COVID-19.
Last week Rachel Meade, Injury Prevention Manager at Injury Matters, sat down (virtually) with Dr Julie Dare from Edith Cowan University to talk about the impact of COVID-19, social isolation and how people working with older adults can continue to provide support and promote healthy ageing within the context of the pandemic.
“Everybody as a community needs to think about how they’re staying in touch with their older friends, relatives or neighbour.” Dr Julie Dare
Tune in and hear Julie’s insight into what the current social distancing restrictions mean for older people, what appropriate support is available for older people who are feeling anxious during the pandemic, and tips around how we can meaningfully engage with older people.
Watch the interview here.
Expressions of Interest are now open for the Remove Hazards 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 September and 30 November 2020. Continue reading “Remove Hazards grants are now open!”
Connecting with others can be hard to come by with current COVID-19 physical distancing in place, particularly for those who are living on their own. Injury Matters has launched Community Connect to keep older Western Australians connected and reduce social isolation during this unique period. Continue reading “MEDIA RELEASE | Community Connects in Isolation”
Staying connected to our community is becoming difficult during these challenging times, however, now more than ever, we need to keep socially and emotionally connected and engaged. Continue reading “Community Connect”
It is an anxious time for many older Australians, but it is vital to take steps to maintain your health, while self-isolating. Injury Matters is encouraging older adults to keep moving, stay nourished with healthy food and mentally active at home. Continue reading “MEDIA RELEASE | You Can Improve Your Health At Home”
Our Injury Prevention Officer, Sophie Leonard, chats with our Jo Godecke about how she’s keeping her body and mind healthy during our current isolation situation!
From connecting with her family and friends using technology, making sure her medicines are in check, and fuelling her body with nutritious foods, Jo also shared her favourite recipe with us! Lots of healthy oils and fiber, Jo often makes a large batch to keep in the fridge as a go-to, easy meal. Find her recipe below. Continue reading “Improving Your Health at Home with Jo Godecke”
We are committed to the health and safety of our community, within our organisation and without. In line with government guidelines, our workforce will be working offsite from this week to increase physical distancing and protect our community. Continue reading “Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”