The wonderful people at Fraser Health remind us that fall prevention can be fun! To get the word out about ways for seniors to stay healthy and active, Fraser Health has released a video flash mob set to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Watch seniors and health care professionals from your community get down, get […]
November 7-13, 2015 has officially been declared Fall Prevention Week in BC!
Registration is now open for the Watch Your Step 2016 Fall Prevention Conference, which this year is being hosted in Calgary on May 16th and 17th. The conference features an agenda focused on the latest fall prevention programs, research and updates. It is a chance to find out what’s new, learn about successful programs from across the […]
The Safety Superheroes Program is an intergenerational fall prevention program that invites children to learn about fall prevention and home safety through fun, interactive games, reading activities and in-school presentations. Created through partnership between Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health, the Safety Superheroes Program encourages children to make their homes safer for their grandparents by teaching them […]
New research suggests that step training focused on improving balance may help reduce dangerous falls among the elderly. In reviewing their findings, researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney have discovered that exercises geared toward helping improve stepping skills dramatically cut the rate of falls by as much by 50%. As head researcher, […]