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.
This years Seniors Week was a great success. We were pleased to support three community events between the 8th and 15th of November which provided a great opportunity to chat to community members.
Cynthia and Marleen are two of our wonderful Bunbury volunteers. Read on to learn more about two of our lovely Injury Matters volunteers.
Did you know that good vision helps prevent us from having a fall?
Our vision plays a key role in maintaining our balance and identifying hazards in our environment, so we can navigate around them. Continue reading “Healthy Eyes for Falls Prevention”