The Move Your Body campaign has come to an end, after a three-month focus on the importance moving your body to improve balance and posture, strengthen muscles and bones and improve overall fitness and general wellbeing among older adults. The Move Your Body campaign included events and activities for both health professionals and the wider community including community events in East Fremantle and Busselton, and a mass media campaign on television and social media across WA.
The Move Your Body campaign saw the launch of the new Falls Prevention Online Learning platform for older adults and first Online Learning Module, which was Move Your Body themed. Move Your Body also saw the Stay On Your Feet® resistance bands and accompanying guide, which allows older adults to challenge their strength and balance using one of the light or medium resistant band options.
Five Move Your Body grants were awarded to the City of Armadale, City of Mandurah, Shire of Chittering, Shire of Mundaring, and West Arthur Community Resource Centre as part of the Move Your Body campaign to help support programs aimed at addressing the campaign’s key messages.
The campaign may have wrapped up, but your role in falls prevention never stops! Check out our Health Professionals page to find out how you can get involved in preventing falls.
The next Stay On Your Feet® campaign, Improve Your Health, launches on 1 September 2021 and will run until the end of November. Stay tuned for more information and remember to keep an eye on the falls prevention eNews to stay up to date about how to get involved.