Falls Awareness Action Pack
Falls Awareness Week aims to promote the services and interventions that can help older people to reduce their risk of falls and challenge the common perception that falling is an inevitable part of ageing. As part of the Age UK family Age Cymru supports Falls Awareness Week every year in June.
During Falls Awareness Week professionals who work, or come in to contact with older people are invited to take part and host an event or activity. Age UK has produced an action pack outlining everything you need to know about running an event, including ideas for activities, the resources available and more information about the Falls Awareness Week 2012 theme, Boost Your Bones.
Age Cymru have launched a new booklet entitled ‘Avoiding slips, trips and falls’. It gives tips and advice on how to reduce the risk of falling at home, offers guidelines on simple activities and interventions which can help people maintain their independence and reduce risk of falling.
To order copies please contact Joanne Bass on the details above.