Bid to help stop elderly falls victims

healthyBS''OAP gets a helping hand
healthyBS''OAP gets a helping hand

An Amber Valley housing associationhas been working to help older residents reduce the risk of having a fall after hosting an event as part of National Falls Awareness Week.

Ripley’s Futures Homescape has been working with Strictly No Falling and 
Derby and Derbyshire Age UK and put on an event aimed at educating attendees on some of the simple things they can do to reduce the risk of having a fall.

Futures Homescape 
support services team leader Linda Robson said: “Falling is a very real and very 
frightening prospect for a lot of elderly people, and we’re going to help them fight that by showing them what they can do to stop it happening.

The housing association has been promoting a host of services to help people improve their balance, live healthier and get the support they need so they don’t have to live in fear of having a fall.

Activities such as chair-based exercises and Otago classes featured at the day-long initial event at Firs Garden, Alfreton in June. Organisations across the country took part in events.