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September 2017

Build Your Balance Launch

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
John Higgins Centre, Narrogin,

Join us at the launch of the new Stay On Your Feet® Build Your Balance campaign and participate in the Wheatbelt's biggest senior Stay Active class. Hosted in conjunction with Southern Wheatbelt Primary Health, the event celebrates 20 years of Stay Active classes in the Wheatbelt and recognises the dedicated Stay Active volunteers. With an array of exciting activities taking place, come along on the day to: Find out why balance is important to keep you strong and independent Have your…

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Older Adult Injuries: The Incidence and Cost of Injury in WA

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park
Perth, WA 6008 Australia
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Please join us for the latest in our series of seminars detailing components of the Department of Health’s report, Incidence and Cost of Injury in Western Australia 2012. This briefing will provide an expert analysis of the impact of injuries sustained by older adults in WA, including health sector costs, long-term care costs, loss of paid productivity and loss of quality of life. Keynote presentations will be delivered from the perspectives of research, policy and practice, with a focus on…

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Active Balance Workshop

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Geographe Centre, Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Recreation Lane
West Busselton, WA 6280 Australia
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Are you a therapy assistant or activity coordinator working with older adults in the community or supporting an Allied Health therapist in their role? Are you a gym instructor or group exercise leader in the community working with older adults? Would you like to learn more about the importance of balance and what you can do? If yes, then why not attend the Stay On Your Feet® Active Balance? This workshop will provide you with insight into the incidence and…

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Introduction to ‘Stepping On’: Falls Prevention Program – Train the Trainer (Perth)

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard
Floreat, Western Australia 6014 Australia
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Falls Prevention Program presented by the WA Division of Occupational Therapy Australia in partnership with the Injury Control Council of Western Australia. This introductory workshop is open to Occupational Therapists of all levels along with other Allied Health Professionals including Physiotherapists, Nurses and Aged Care workers. It will equip attendees to run community based Stepping On program, in particular for participants who meet the following criteria: older people who have had a fall in the past year or have a…

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October 2017

Build Your Balance Forum

October 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bendat Community Centre, 36 Dodd St, Wembley
Perth, Western Australia 6014 Australia
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Are you a trainer or fitness instructor working with older adults in the community? Would you like to learn more about the physiological changes with ageing and how this impacts on balance? If yes, then why not attend the Stay On Your Feet® Build Your Balance Forum to learn about: The theory of balance (in relation to falls prevention) Physiological changes with ageing and how to address these through balance Balance exercises and progressions Pre-exercise screening Tools and methods for…

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Introduction to the Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) and Otago Exercise Programs

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre, 303 Pinjarra Road
Mandurah, WA 6210 Australia
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Are you a physiotherapist, occupational therapist or exercise physiologist working with older adults? Are you looking to deliver an exercise program proven to prevent falls? Attend this one-day intensive workshop, delivered by senior physiotherapist and falls specialist, Tony Petta, to learn about the LiFE and Otago programs and to acquire the skills and confidence to implement these programs with at risk clients in your clinical practice. This workshop provides the opportunity to: Learn the strength and balance principles of the…

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