Stay on Your Feet Week and Be Active Day 

THE MidlandsDistrict Be Active Coordinator Scheme, in partnership with Wheatbelt PrimaryHealth Services and Wannamal Community Centre, will be hosting the annual BeActive Day for seniors as part of Stay on Your Feet Week.
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Be Active Dayhas been funded by the Injury Control Council of WA promoting falls preventionand the nine steps to Stay on Your Feet, and the Midlands District Be ActiveCoordinator Scheme funded by Healthway.

The event willinvolve a series of informative workshops delivered by local health careprofessionals including an occupational therapisat, dietician, physiotherapist,community health nurse, and podiatrist, as well as a presentation from thecancer council regarding finding cancer early.

Thepresentations will cover topics such as how to identify and remove hazards andprevent falls in the home, what to do if you have a fall, how diet contributesto healthy ageing, foot care and footwear, managing your medicines, maintaininghealthy eyesight, the importance of physical activity, and a Stay on Your Feetexercise program.

The aim of Stayon Your Feet Week Be Active Day is to provide information to local seniors onhow to remain physically and mentally healthy, maintain their independence, andreduce the risk of falls.

One in threepeople over the age of 65 fall at least once a year.

At least 10 percent of falls result in serious injury, of which the most common is a fracturedbone.

Otherconsequences of falls, even if there is minor or no injury, include loss ofconfidence, reduced activity and fear of falling.

Theseconsequences are often neglected and can lead to loss of independence andreduced quality of life.

Falls can beprevented and are not a normal part of ageing.

The risk of afall can be reduced by following the nine steps to stay on your feet, whichwill be covered at the Stay on Your Feet Week Be Active Day.

Be Active Daywill be held at Wannamal Community Centre on Thursday September 13 from 10am to1pm.

Morning tea andlunch will be provided by Wannamal Community Centre and Bindoon Bakehaus, and acomplimentary bus service will be provided from Moora.

The bus willdepart the Shire of Moora offices at 9am.

Anyone requiringtransport from Bindoon should contact Arlene Carter, Club and CommunityDevelopment Officer, at the Shire of Chittering on 95764600.

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