November 7-13, 2015 has officially been declared Fall Prevention Week in BC!
Fall-related injuries are among the top health concerns for seniors and aging Canadians. To encourage fall prevention, Fraser Health’s Fall Prevention Mobile Clinic is pleased to invite seniors to take advantage of a free assessment to discover whether they are at risk of fall-related injury. The clinic offers a 90-minute consultation with health care professionals and includes […]
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, […]
The next session of the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum on-line course will be offered internationally through the University of Victoria from February 12 to March 18, 2016 with instructor, Phil Groff, PhD. Please see flyer for more details.