April is No Falls Month
Did you know that around 30% of adults over 65 years of age will experience at least one fall each year? The consequences of this can be significant with injuries ranging from cuts and abrasions to serious fractures and head injuries. The good news is that there is a lot that can be done to reduce the risk of falling. To get the word out we are embracing April as No Falls Month. On Saturday 24 April, Lucy Stewart, Physiotherapist, will be conducting free falls risk checks at the Norfolk Mall from 9am – 10.30am. If you have any questions or would like a copy of a great booklet about falls prevention please contact Maria or Karen at the Health and Wellbeing Office on 22687.