Building your balance is one of the best ways to avoid a fall. Balance plays a very important role in conducting daily activities such as walking, grocery shopping and driving a car. Quick responses by our bodies are needed to process information from our surroundings, allowing us to react and control our movements.
Physical activity has many benefits and is important for your physical, mental, and social health and wellbeing. As we get older, our body naturally loses muscle mass and the ability to balance, however, there are things that we can do to stop and even reverse these changes.
Join the Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body campaign to help educate older adults and health and community workers on the importance of moving your body to improve balance and posture, strengthen muscles and bones and improve overall fitness and general wellbeing. Move Your Body is one part of the Move Improve Remove messaging used to encourage older adults to stay safe, independent and prevent falls.
Injury Matters offer a range of workforce development opportunities through Stay On Your Feet® to assist health and non-health professionals to increase their knowledge and practical ability to prevent falls in older adults.
On Wednesday the 3rd of March, Injury Matters in partnership with the City of Fremantle, City of Melville, Town of East Fremantle, and South Metropolitan Health Service hosted the Move Your Body, Give It a Go Day to align with the beginning of the Move Your Body campaign.
Injury Matters is launching the Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body campaign this March. This campaign urges older adults to prevent falls by building their balance and strengthening their legs through fun, regular physical activity. Continue reading “COMING SOON | Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body Campaign”
Are you a member of a community group with other older adults? Our falls prevention presentations may be for you.
Through the Stay On Your Feet® program, Injury Matters offer free falls prevention presentations to groups of older adults. Our fun and interactive presentations take the group through the important steps they can take to reduce their risk of slips, trips and falls.
Falls are a major health risk for older adults, with multiple factors increasing the risk of an individual experiencing a fall and causing serious and life-threatening injuries.
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”