Press release – 19 September 2016
To celebrate Older People’s Day, a falls prevention event is taking place at the Old Market, in Hereford, on Saturday October 1.
Free advice and tips on how to prevent falls for older people will be available from local hospital healthcare experts from 9am to 4.30pm on Saturday October 1.
Older People’s Day is an International Day to recognise and celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society.
To mark the day physiotherapists and occupational therapists from Herefordshire’s falls prevention service will be on hand offering advice on how to help prevent falls, such as eating a balanced diet to maintain healthy bones, wearing suitable footwear, using appropriate walking aids and ensuring your home is trip hazard free.
Jo Burns, falls prevention service team leader at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “If anyone is worried about their balance, dizziness or falls, or a friend or relatives, come along to our stand in the Old Market for free advice”.
To get advice from the falls prevention service or for a free assessment at your home or local clinic, call 01568 617309 or visit www.wyevalley.nhs.uk (community services, falls service).
Notes to Editors WVT:
- Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve.
- By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.
- With an estimated annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 3,000 staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.
For further information please contact: John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Fiona Gurney, Communications Officer 01432 355444 ext. 5105.