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.
In this interview with CTV Morning Live, Dr. Ian Pike of The Community Against Preventable Injuries discusses strategies for preventing fall-related injuries. In addition to encouraging people make their homes safer by installing railings and grab bars, Dr. Pike counsels seniors to stay fit as a way of preventing injury. As he explains, “It’s really important that seniors stay […]
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association has some great tips for fall prevention on their PhysioCanHelp.ca website. The full list can be found here but some of the highlights include: Before you get up out of a chair or up from bed, wait 10 seconds before rising to your feet to prevent dizziness, and get your bearings before […]