Hills seniors get lesson on injury prevention

Seniors; Hills Community Health Centre; Injury prevention
Seniors participate in strength and balance exercises at Hills Community Health Centre

Falls prevention was the focus of a recent seminar, attended by 70 seniors from The Hills.

The group, who were from a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, attended pedestrian safety and fall prevention seminars, along with strength and balance workshops.

The seminars were part of the Injury Prevention Awareness Project for Multicultural Seniors, which was hosted by Multicultural Health, in partnership with local Chinese seniors and SydWest Multicultural Services.

Multicultural health worker Helen Li said the seminars were well-received.

“We had great feedback – 96 per cent of the participants said the information they received was excellent, useful and relevant,” she said.

“Nearly 80 per cent of the participants also said they were committed to change their lifestyle to avoid injury, including staying active and doing strength and balance activities every day.”

For more information on the program, contact Helen Li or Mary Li, multicultural health workers at The Hills Community Centre on 8853 4500.

 

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