Benefits of engaging seniors in your recreation programs for falls prevention

May 18, 2018



Age-friendly Recreation Centres can provide a setting for engaging with local seniors. Increasing senior’s participation in regular physical activity, especially strength and balance training is known to improve health, wellbeing and in particular prevent falls from occurring. Falls are becoming an increasing concern among our ageing population and most notably affect people aged over 65 years. In 2012, falls were the leading cause of injury hospitalisations and deaths in Western Australia, costing $2.2 billion.

Join Know Injury for this free webinar to learn about age-friendly Recreation Centres and falls prevention, including: what is the role of recreation centres in falls prevention, evidence based strength and balance training and local case studies of Age-Friendly recreation centres/activities.

Presentations from Sonya Clark, Physiotherapist, Injury Matters.