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Media note: ‘Wheatbelt greys as retirees replace youngsters’

Injury Matters, which delivers Stay On Your Feet WA® responds to the recent article in The West Australian ‘Wheatbelt greys as retirees replace youngsters about greater numbers of older adults living in the Wheatbelt.

Rachel Meade, Injury Prevention Manager is available for comment on the following:

  • The upcoming campaign launch for Stay On Your Feet® that is happening in the Wheatbelt (John Higgins Centre, Narrogin, on Friday 1 September from 10.00am).
  • The economic, social and emotional costs associated with falls in WA.
  • The importance of older adults taking steps to stay on their feet and avoid slips, trips and falls, throughout WA, including regional areas to help them stay independent and living long, healthy lives.
  • For more information visit

Contact:  Penny Carroll, Communications Lead
Ph: 041 790 1826

Stay On Your Feet® is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.

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