Seniors Stay on their Feet for Longer, Healthier Lives

Published on Thursday, 25 March 2021 at 11:19:55 AM

Residents of East Fremantle, Fremantle and Melville were recently treated to a free “Stay on Your Feet, Give it a Go” day, to help prevent falls in the local community and help older adults stay on their feet.

This project was a collaborative initiative between Injury Matters, the Cities of Melville and Fremantle and the Town of East Fremantle and supported South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS), Health Promotion.

Richard Crane, SMHS Manager Health Promotion and Community Development congratulated the partners on the incredible outcome. 

“Falls and falls-related injuries are the leading cause of injury hospitalisation for older adults in the SMHS community”, he said.

“The good news is falls are preventable.  Staying physically active is one of the most effective things older adults can do, to maintain health and wellbeing. 30 minutes of strength and balance exercises on most days can reduce your risk of having a fall”.

Held at the East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club, attendees heard from a range of professionals on how to include fall prevention strategies into their daily routines. 

Stay On Your Feet® is WA’s leading falls prevention program for older adults, which aims to reduce falls and fall-related injuries while encouraging confidence in independent living. For more information and resource on falls prevention visit:

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