April is Falls Month

Falls are common among older people and can result in fractures, head injuries, other serious injuries and even death. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reported that around 85% of fall-related injury cases in 2016–17 were recorded as having occurred in either the home or in residential aged care. There is good evidence that many falls can be prevented. NIHRACS is keen to assist our Community to learn how they can reduce their risks of falls. The month starts with 1 April being “April No Falls Day”. On Tuesday 13 April, Michelle Green will be doing a “Falls Prevention Presentation” at the SDA church hall at 5.30pm, come along and listen to this very informative talk. Sat 24 April is “Falls Risk Check” in Norfolk Mall between 9-10.30am with Lucy Stewart, call in on this day and see Lucy for your check. For enquiries about Falls month program, please contact Karen and Maria at the Health & Wellbeing Office on 22687.

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