If you’re over the age of 65 you may be at increased risk of a fall. Don’t let your independence be taken from you; many fall-related injuries are preventable! But how will you prevent a future fall? Healthy Families BC presents a fall prevention Choose-Your-Own-Adventure to help you find out how to keep your home and […]
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, […]