Roadshows to focus on falls

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Staff from Angus Falls Service are marking National Falls Awareness Week (June 18 to 22) by holding a series of roadshows to highlight the importance of falls prevention.

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

Falls are a growing concern in an ageing population and the government is encouraging health and social care services to work together to prevent falls happening in their communities.

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.

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 the week, there will be a series of roadshows across Angus to give out information and advice on falls prevention. The roadshow comes to Brechin on Wednesday June 20. It will be held at the Co-op from 9 am to 11.30 am and then at Brechin Castle Centre from noon till 4 pm.