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June 2019

eLearning Module Two – Exercise Strategies and Screening for Falls Prevention

June 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
No cost

Free Self-paced Online Learning  This "Exercise Strategies and Screening for Falls Prevention" online module has been developed for exercise and activity coordinators (e.g. fitness instructors, therapy assistants and peer exercise leaders). The module 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. This includes the explanations of the different types of exercises and programs designed to improve strength and balance and reduce…

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eLearning Module One – Introduction to Falls Prevention

June 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - June 30, 2021 @ 9:30 am
No cost

Free Self-paced Online Learning  This "Introduction to Falls Prevention" online module has been developed for exercise and activity coordinators (i.e. fitness instructors, therapy assistants and peer exercise leaders). The module aims to equip non-health professionals with background knowledge of falls, age-related changes and how these can impact an individual's function, mobility and falls risk. Being interactive, practical and evidence-informed, the module will help you facilitate effective and relevant falls prevention exercise strategies for older adults living in the community. Module…

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November 2020

Stay On Your Feet Remove Hazards Event- Geraldton

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Queen Elizabeth II Seniors and Community Centre, 88 Durlacher Street
Geraldton, WA 6530
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Free

Join Injury Matters and the WA Country Health Service-Midwest  at the Stay On Your Feet® Remove Hazards Event. What does the event include? Join us for a free morning tea and refreshments. Learn about ways to make your home safer to prevent falls. Hear from a local podiatrist about safe footwear and ways to look after your feet. Learn about checking your eyesight. Who should attend? All older adults, family and carers welcome. If transport is an issue, please contact…

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December 2020

Falls Prevention in Older Adults with Diabetes Webinar

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Older adults with diabetes have an increased rate of falls and are more likely to have falls-related complications, including recurrent falls and increased rate of fracture, than those without diabetes. Falls can significantly impact social and physical activities, quality of life and lead to fear of further falling in older adults.  Identifying and addressing modifiable risk factors for falls in older adults with diabetes and the coordination of appropriate falls prevention interventions could help to reduce falls risk. Join Injury…

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February 2021

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor Training

February 10, 2021 - February 12, 2021
Tomasi Room, Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd st
Wembley,
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$220

Would you like to deliver Tai Chi for Arthritis to older adults? Tai Chi for Arthritis is a program designed by Dr Paul Lam and a team of medical specialists and Tai Chi experts. Based on the Sun style of Tai Chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis Prevention is easy to learn, effective and safe. Tai Chi for Arthritis is an evidence-based program which works to prevent falls through improving balance, confidence and muscular strength in older adults. During the workshop…

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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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