Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is holding three events across the Bradford district next week to ask people to focus on preventing falls.
The events, which are part of the wider falls awareness week, will give people the opportunity to meet the team and reduce their risk of falling with some free advice and tips.
The Trust will be at Christchurch in Ilkley on Monday 1 October 11.30am – 1.30pm, City Hall in Bradford on 2 October, 10.00am – 1.00pm and The Airedale Centre in Keighley 5 October, 10.00am – 2.00pm.
The event will give people falls prevention advice, blood pressure measurement, podiatry advice, fire prevention advice as well as having representatives from Age UK, the national osteoporosis society, pressure ulcer prevention and the continence team who will be available for advice or to answer your questions.
Sharon Bond, Falls Prevention Team Leader at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Falls are the biggest cause of accidents in the home and these are not an inevitable part of getting older, many can be prevented and we want to provide people with information and advice to try and prevent some of these falls from happening.
Things such as clearing walkways so you don’t trip or doing simple seated exercises to improve your balance can make a huge difference to someone’s likelihood of falling. We will run through things like this and more at the events.”
The Care Trust will also be teaming up with Bradford Council and Age UK for a number of other events across the district throughout falls awareness week.