Seniors falls prevention program to continue in 2020

Seniors in Bellbowrie and its surrounding suburbs are encouraged to take part in Jubilee Community Care’s first Stay Standing program of the year, starting in February.

If you want to take part in the eight-week falls prevention program at Bellbowrie Tavern phone the office now. Perhaps you have a friend in the area you can share news of the program with or invite them along and participate together. It will begin on February 7.

Stay Standing includes a home program of exercises. Sessions are held on Fridays for eight weeks and each one includes exercises, presentations from allied health specialists and morning teas.

Program topics covered include:
♥ Assessment with physiotherapists Monique or Dean and a home program of exercises to prevent falls delivered in week one.
♥ Falls contingency planning, SMART goals and managing chronic pain.
♥ Managing continence with a nurse and Healthy Bones with a dietician.
♥ Safety at home with an occupational therapist, Vision with an optometrist and Hearing with a audiologist.
♥ Footwear to stay safe and comfortable on your feet with a podiatrist and Safety away from home with the Queensland Police Service.
♥ Managing medication and sleep with a pharmacist.
♥ First Aid including recognising common senior emergencies.
♥ Exercise review and outcomes and a celebration in the final week.

Previous participants in the course have sung its praises. Miriam said the program helped “reinforce our good behaviours, helped us correct things we were doing wrong and gave us such a lot of good advice in areas we had not considered”. Mayleen called the program “practical and well organised” while Don said it was “informative and helpful”.

The next Stay Standing program will begin at Bellbowrie Tavern, Birkin Rd, Bellbowrie on Friday, February 7. It will run from 10am-12.30pm. The program will then continue weekly until March 27. Find out more or book your place by phoning Jubilee Community Care on 3871 3220.



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