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.
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.
It may sound obvious but caring for our feet often slips our mind and can put us at risk of having a fall.
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”
Do you want to become an active member of your community, while helping others?
It can be challenging to stay motivated when starting physical activity. Between the weather, aches, and the other to-dos on your list, moving your body can feel more like a chore than a fun activity. That is why it’s a great idea to have a friend or group to encourage you to stay active.
Moving your body well and regularly is the best way to develop strong legs and good balance. Strong legs and good balance are needed to do your everyday activities, such as shopping, gardening, and playing with your grandkids. Read on to find out more benefits of moving your body. Continue reading “Benefits of Moving Your Body to Prevent Falls”
There are plenty of enjoyable ways you can stay active and prevent slips, trips and falls by moving your body. The secret to committing to making your body stronger and balance better is finding an activity you genuinely love to do. This way, you stay motivated to keep active, have fun, and stay connected within the community.
Sports such as dancing, lawn bowls, swimming, tennis and golf have many healthy ageing benefits, including helping participants avoid falls. You can find an exercise class near you on the Stay On Your Feet® e-Directory, or contact a local sports club like the ones below. Continue reading “Find an Activity you Love to Prevent Falls”