Focus on Falls Awareness Week

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Staff from Angus Falls Service are marking National Falls Awareness Week by holding a series of roadshows to highlight the importance of falls prevention.

This year’s Age UK Falls Awareness Week aims to show the importance of maintaining bone health through a balanced diet and taking regular physical activity outside in the sunshine.

With the growing problem of falls in an ageing population, the government is encouraging health and social care services to work together to prevent falls happening in their local communities.

The Angus Falls Service aims to help prevent falls by providing information, practical advice and interventions, to those who have already fallen or are at risk of falls.

Falling is not a natural part of aging. There are many reasons that make falls more likely as we age and there are many different things people can do to prevent them. Falls not only result in bruising and in some cases fractures but they can, in many cases, contribute to a loss of mobility confidence for many.

Throughout Falls Awareness Week, the Angus Falls Service will be holding roadshows at the following locations: Monday, June 18, Forfar, Asda from 9am to 4pm; Tuesday, June 19, Morrisons, Arbroath from 9am to 4pm; Wednesday, June 20, Co-op, Brechin from 9am to 11.30pm then the Brechin Castle Centre from 12pm to 4pm; Thursday, June 21, Boots, Montrose from 9am to 4pm and Friday, June 22, Monifieth, Dobbies Garden Centre from 9am to 4pm.

For more information call 01356 666085.