Stay Standing falls prevention course continues

The next Stay Standing program at Ashgrove Golf Club will be our final one for the year. Jubilee Community Care Stay Standing coordinator Sandy Kelly said the programs this year had been a great success.

“Jubilee has had a very successful year with the Stay Standing falls prevention program by assisting another 50 people to improve their balance and knowledge on how to prevent falls,” Sandy said. “There has been tremendous interest and response to our final Stay Standing at Ashgrove and we are looking forward to continuing in 2020.”

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 tea.

Program topics covered include:
* Assessment with physiotherapist Monique or program facilitator 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.

Jubilee recently received a $1000 Stockland Care Grant to assist with the delivery of Stay Standing. The grant will allow more people to participate in the program as well as assisting in its promotion.

The next Stay Standing course at Ashgrove is full. However, please register your interest for next year when there is expected to be four programs. Find out more by phoning Jubilee Community Care on 3871 3220.

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