Program to reduce risk of falling

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A free program aimed at teaching seniors about dealing with falls and how to undertake daily activities in a safer way will take place in February through Peninsula Village at Woy Woy,

Umina. Stepping On is a seven-week program and is an initiative of the NSW Department of Health, presented by Adssi HomeLiving Australia at Peninsula Villages, Central Coast. The program is designed for older people who are living independently in the community and who have fallen or are fearful of falling. Participation in Stepping On gives older people the confidence to undertake their everyday activities more safely and independently, to reduce their risk of falling.

“If you’ve had a fall, or are worried about falling, this free program will help you build skills, strength and confidence to prevent future falls,” said program coordinator Ms Fay Huckstepp. To participate in Stepping On, attendees must: be 65 years or older and live independently, be able to walk independently or with a walking stick. This program is not suitable for people with dementia or with neuromuscular conditions. Interested parties should contact Adssi HomeLiving on 1300 578 478 to register.

SOURCE: Media release, 9 Jan 2018 Kristin Whitney, Adssi HomeLiving Australia

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