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Falls Awareness & Prevention Information Session
Tue 2 May 2017, 09:30 – 13:00 BST
Having a fall can be a life-changing event for an elderly person, it can result in loss of confidence and independence and often triggers an increased dependence on health and social care services.
This FREE event (with refreshments and lunch provided!) is aimed at anyone working with older people and others who may be vulnerable to falls. At this session we’ll:
- Raise awareness of falls and fall prevention within the Third Sector;
- Introduce the community falls pathway
- Share information about falls screening
- Highlight the impact of exercise and activity in falls prevention
- Promote and highlight the important role of the Third Sector within the falls prevention agenda
We have an excellent line up of speakers who’ll share their experiences, research and knowledge:
Preventing Falls – What the Research Tells Us, Dawn Skelton, Prof. of Ageing & Health, Caledonian University
Dawn Skelton will help participants understand more about main risk factors that increase the chances of falling and interventions that can reduce the risk in older people. Dawn will share some simple messages that can help older people play an active part in reducing their risk.
The Role of Community Rehabilitation, Suzanne Marshall, Community Rehabiliation Manager
Suzanne Marshall shared information about the Communtiy Rehabilitation Team, it’s role and the multi-disciplinary approach to falls in the community.
The Role of the Community Falls Service, Margaret Anderson, Manager, NHS GG&C Communtiy Falls Prevention Service
Margaret will help participants understand more about the care pathways and interventions available in local communities, how to access the service and what the Community Falls Service can do help individuals at risk.
Good Move, Mark Farren, Sports & Physical Activity Development Officer, Glasgow Life Community Programmes
Increased activity can improve health and can also reduce the risk of falls within our older population, in this session Mark Farren will introduce the Good Move programme, designed to encourage older people to be more active and improve their health and lifestyle.