Join the Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body campaign to help educate older adults and health and community workers on the importance of moving your body to improve balance and posture, strengthen muscles and bones and improve overall fitness and general wellbeing. Move Your Body is one part of the Move Improve Remove messaging used to encourage older adults to stay safe, independent and prevent falls.
Injury Matters offer a range of workforce development opportunities through Stay On Your Feet® to assist health and non-health professionals to increase their knowledge and practical ability to prevent falls in older adults.
On Wednesday the 3rd of March, Injury Matters in partnership with the City of Fremantle, City of Melville, Town of East Fremantle, and South Metropolitan Health Service hosted the Move Your Body, Give It a Go Day to align with the beginning of the Move Your Body campaign.
Injury Matters is launching the Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body campaign this March. This campaign urges older adults to prevent falls by building their balance and strengthening their legs through fun, regular physical activity. Continue reading “COMING SOON | Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body Campaign”
Are you a member of a community group with other older adults? Our falls prevention presentations may be for you.
Through the Stay On Your Feet® program, Injury Matters offer free falls prevention presentations to groups of older adults. Our fun and interactive presentations take the group through the important steps they can take to reduce their risk of slips, trips and falls.
Falls are a major health risk for older adults, with multiple factors increasing the risk of an individual experiencing a fall and causing serious and life-threatening injuries.
To our supporters, volunteers, groups, partners and community, we thank you for your support in 2020. Injury Matters remains committed to our work to prevent and reduce the impact of injury, while supporting those affected within the Western Australian community for many years to come. We hope you can join us in this commitment into 2021! Continue reading “Happy Holidays from Stay On Your Feet®”
The Remove Hazards campaign has come to an end, after a three-month focus on creating safe environments as well as looking after your eyesight and feet to reduce the risk of falls and promote healthy ageing among older adults. Continue reading “Remove Hazards campaign wrap-up”
Pets are a key member of many households with almost two thirds of Australian households’ owning pets. Pets make wonderful companions, relieve stress, provide a routine, encourage physical activity and offer a sense of safety for their owners.
However, pets can be a falls risk and can quite literally get under our feet!
It may sound obvious but caring for our feet often slips our mind and can put us at risk of having a fall.