Make Your Home Safer campaign
Stay On Your Feet® ’s Make Your Home Safer campaign has just drawn to a close, running from 1 February to 30 April 2018. The campaign focused on simple ways people could remove hazards to prevent falls and make their home safer.
A person’s home is often where they feel most safe and secure, yet it is where over half of all falls occur! With one in three people over 65 years old having a fall every year, it is important to focus on simple, low cost changes anyone can make at home to keep them strong and prevent falls.
The campaign kicked off with a launch event at Bunnings Halls Head, with both Bunnings and the Independent Living Centre providing information and demonstrations on simple, low cost home modifications. The day also launched our brand new animation; Make Your Home Safer with Frank and Tiddles, which you can view here.
The stars of the animation, Frank and Tiddles, take viewers through some potential hazards they encounter in their own home. These include garden tools, poor lighting, mats and pets. The animation aims to increase people’s awareness of the many things that may cause a fall, as well as the simple changes that can be made to make your home safer. You may have spotted Frank and Tiddles out and about over the last three months. Life-sized cut-outs have been on display at events, hospitals, and community centres across WA.
Stay On Your Feet® has attended many community events, displays and presentations over the last three months. We are always looking for more places to visit so if you would like us at your next group meeting, event or catch-up, give us a call on 1300 30 35 40.
Our next campaign, Strengthen Your Legs runs from 1 September until 30 November. Sign up to the News and Views to stay up to date with our activities and upcoming campaigns.