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Working to reduce the dangers to the elderly from falls

Press Release   •   Sep 08, 2014 13:33 BST

Care service providers in Bury are working to reduce the number of accidental falls suffered by older people.

Residents are invited to a Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Wednesday 24 September, held at Textile Hall, Manchester Road, Bury from 10am to 4pm.

Every year, one in three over-65s will have a fall. This event will provide information and support around the most common causes of falls, such as dehydration, poor vision, hearing impairments,
incorrect footwear or foot problems, and incorrect medicines.

Adult Care Connect and Direct workers have joined the Bury Falls Prevention Team, Millercare Mobility Specialist, Communic8te, Podiatry and Chiropody services, opticians and more to provide
this support.

A council spokesman said: “Come along and find out more about how you can help yourself or someone you love stay safe in their own home. Falls can cause not only loss of mobility but loss of
independence and confidence, and could lead to more serious health issues.”

The meeting will include light refreshments and give visitors the chance to chat with like-minded people. For more information, email or call 0161 253 5819.


Press release issued: 8 September 2014.