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Nutrition for falls prevention in older adults

If you haven’t yet heard, our Improve Your Health campaign launched on 1st September, with a key theme of supporting older adults to eat regular, nutritious meals to fuel their bodies with the energy it needs to stay strong and active to prevent falls. Get involved in the campaign here! Good nutrition is vital for healthy ageing and older adults are encouraged to consume a balanced diet that includes a variety of food groups, enough water, and limited alcohol.

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Stay On Your Feet® program highlights 2020/21

During the 2020/2021 financial year through a clear purpose, evidence base and commitment to collaboration and partnerships, Injury Matters continued to have a positive impact on the lives of older Western Australians by promoting active ageing and independence through the Stay On Your Feet® program. Over the past 12 months, the Stay On Your Feet® program delivered a variety of activities to raise awareness of how older adults can prevent slips, trips and falls.

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Give It a Go Day Busselton

On Friday the 28th of May, Injury Matters in partnership with the City of Busselton hosted Give It a Go Day at Geographe Leisure Centre.

Anna Foley (Physiotherapist) engaged all participants in a warm up before Chair Yoga and Zumba started. Both activities were extremely popular and participants had a blast! At the completion of the exercises, Anna delivered a Q & A session whilst participants cooled down. The focus of the Q & A was the importance of building strength and challenging balance for falls prevention as part of the Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body campaign.

We hope to replicate a similar event again soon due to the overwhelming positive feedback from participants.

Injury Matters General Manager – Injury Prevention said “Try to find activities that you enjoy to build your balance and strengthen your legs, not only will you get the physical benefits but you can enjoy with friends”.

To  find out ways to get involved visit https://www.stayonyourfeet.com.au/over60/ or give us a call on 1300 30 35 40.

 

Stay On Your Feet® is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.

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