The 2015 Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week (SFPAW) officially runs November 2-8, 2015, with the campaign continuing for the month of November 2015, across all seven BC Health Authorities (Provincial Health Services Authority, First Nations Health Authority, Northern Health Authority, Interior Health Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority, and Island Health Authority). The campaign was created by the BC Falls and Injury Prevention Coalition (BCFIPC) to raise awareness about four simple actions to reduce the risk of falls:
- Keep your body active;
- Make your home safer;
- Have your doctor or pharmacist review all of your medications; and
- Have your eyes checked by an optometrist once a year.
These messages will be conveyed through posters and social media, as well as local events such as the joint event on November 3, when Centre for Hip Health and Mobility and Fraser Health Authority will host a mobile clinic at the South Surrey Recreation Centre. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health for Seniors, Dr. Darryl Plecas has been invited to this event to read the official SFPAW Proclamation (to be confirmed).
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