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June 2019

Free Online Learning – Exercise Strategies and Screening for Falls Prevention

June 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Online Learning  - Learn at your own pace on any device Exercise Strategies and Screening for Falls Prevention has been developed for exercise and activity coordinators (e.g. fitness instructors, therapy assistants, peer exercise leaders). This online course will help support the implementation of evidence based falls prevention exercise strategies for older adults. Participants will explore the role of exercise in preventing falls in older adults including explanations of the different types of exercises and programs designed to improve strength and balance…

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Free Online Learning – Introduction to Falls Prevention

June 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - May 31, 2020 @ 9:30 am
No cost

Online Learning  - Learn at your own pace on any device This Online Learning Module has been developed for exercise and activity coordinators. (i.e. fitness instructors, therapy assistants, peer exercise leaders) .It aims to equip non-health professionals with background knowledge of falls, age-related changes and how these can impact on function, mobility and falls risk. Interactive, practical and evidence-informed, it will help you to facilitate effective and relevant falls prevention exercise strategies for older adults living in the community. Click here to register

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October 2019

Stay Happy, Stay Active Open Day

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dalkeith Hall, 97 Waratah Avenue
Dalkeith, WA 6009 Australia

The Nedlands Affinity Club is celebrating Seniors week! Including an opening presentation from Stay On Your Feet and demonstrations of: Zumba Gold with Viviana Pilates with Ilsa Yoga with Caroline The Affinity Choir. Complimentary morning tea will be provided. For more information please call 9386 6170. This is an activity for over 55's in the City of Nedlands.

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Stay On Your Feet event at Osborne Park Hospital

October 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Osborne Park Hospital is hosting our annual Stay on Your Feet event for our local community. Date and time: Thursday 24 October 1:30 pm - 3 pm. Location: Activity Room F Block, Osborne Park Hospital, Osborne Place, Stirling. Learn all about preventing  slips, trips and falls from  the Stay on Your Feet experts! Places are limited so to avoid missing out, please RSVP by 20 October to the Patient Safety Officer. E: Bronwyn.Gaston@health.wa.gov.au Ph: 9346 8007

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Move Your Body workshop

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Dalyellup Community Centre, 6 Gosse Way
Dalyellup, WA 6076 Australia
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Improving your strength and balance are some of the best ways to prevent falls. This FREE workshop is facilitated by True Equanimity Yoga teacher Nicky Smith who has experience working with older adults and chronic disease self-management. Healthy morning tea provided by the Shire of Capel. RSVP to Nicky on 0450 604 521 or nicky@equanimity.yoga

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November 2019

Active Ageing and Reducing Falls in your Community for Local Government

November 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Webinar Join Injury Matters for the “Active Ageing and Reducing Falls in your Community for Local Governments” webinar to hear about case studies from local governments who have successfully developed projects which combat falls in older adults. This  Stay on Your Feet® webinar aims to: Increase understanding of the prevalence of falls in the community. Increase understanding of the risk factors for falls. Increase knowledge of strategies implemented by Local Government to promote falls prevention and encourage active ageing (community…

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Strength and Balance Workshop for Allied Health Professionals

November 19 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard
Floreat, WA 6014 Australia

Join Injury Matters as we learn about the concepts behind effective strength and balance training for falls prevention, which programs are most effective for individual target audiences and modifications to suit an individual’s needs. The workshop will be a practical focus on strategies for preventing falls in older adults will be tailored to meet the needs of Allied Health Professionals (physiotherapists and OT's).  This Stay on Your Feet® workshop aims to: Improve awareness of how to improve strength and balance…

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14th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference

November 25 - November 27
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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The 14th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference is coming to Brisbane this 25 - 27 November 2019. With a theme of Pushing the Boundaries, this conference will challenge the traditional injury prevention paradigms to examine future disruptions and opportunities for injury prevention. This will be explored through innovative technologies and changing digital societies, and new multisectoral strategies for partnerships across government portfolios, clinicians, practitioners, industry, researchers and community. Themes will be varied and cover traditional injury prevention and…

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

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