Council to support elderly in annual Falls Awareness Week

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OLDER people are set to get advice during Age UK’s National Falls Awareness Week.

Hampshire County Council and Southern Health NHS are working together to help older people with the theme ‘Best Foot Forward’. During Falls Awareness Week, which runs from Monday, June 17 there will be information events happening around Hampshire including workshops on keeping steady, looking after your feet, tips on exercise, diet and more.

Councillor Anna McNair-Scott, executive member for adult social care, said: ‘The events during Falls Awareness Week aim to provide people with the information they need to help themselves or a loved one avoid having a trip or fall.’