Information sessions offered some tips on preventing falls

Seniors News

Information sessions offered some tips on preventing falls

  • Tue Oct 4th, 2016 7:00pm
  • Life

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association hosted a Seniors Information Session at the Seniors Centre Sept. 20 on Fall Prevention.

Brian (Physiotherapist) and Roger (Pharmacist) from Island Health discussed factors contributing to falls, high risk activities that contribute to falls, such as climbing ladders or navigating Ladysmith’s hilly terrain, and ways medication may affect your balance.

Suggestions of how to prevent falls included having appropriate footwear, which would provide grip, getting annual hearing and eye exams, removing tripping hazards from the home and, most importantly, staying active. Brian suggested finding a program, such as those offered through the Frank Jamieson Community Centre, of 50-plus hours to ensure regular activity becomes a part of daily life.

More than 30 seniors participated and all found the information useful as well as having fun as the presenters provided lots of laughs throughout.

Some very nice door prizes were appreciated by those lucky enough to have their name drawn.

We celebrated National Seniors Day early with a get-together, coffee, tea and cake.

Mayor Aaron Stone was on hand to compliment and thank the seniors in Ladysmith for all their contributions to our town.

Senior Coffee Drop-in is ongoing Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in the kitchen (upstairs) at the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association. Enjoy the company of our volunteers as well as a goodie with your beverage.

Please note Coffee Drop-in is closed on statutory holidays.

The Seniors Office at Ladysmith Resources Centre Association welcomes you to come in with any problems you have.

We have many resources to refer you to in order to get the help you need. Call 250-245-3079 or e-mail shirley@lrca.ca to set up an appointment.

Shirley SloanSeniors coordinator