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Hertfordshire County Council

How to reduce your risk of falling

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What to do if you have a fall

Tell your GP or a health professional as soon as possible.


Slipper Swaps

Bin your old slippers and come along to one of our events to pick up a new non-slip pair.

Slipper Swaps 2023 will be held at the following libraries:

  • Bishop’s Stortford Library - Thursday 12 October Launch
  • Abbots Langley Library - Wednesday 18 October
  • Stevenage Library - Monday 30 October
  • Hatfield Library - Wednesday 15 November
  • Hoddesdon Library - Wednesday 29 November
  • Hemel Hempstead Library - Thursday 7 December

All events run 10am – 1pm

Slipper Swap socials

Slipper Swap events take place each Autumn

At the Slipper Swaps, you can:

  • pick up free anti-slip slippers
  • find out about local social groups and clubs you might enjoy
  • take part in an activity like seated or gentle exercise
  • get advice from occupational therapists and our other event partners
  • browse memory boxes from our reminiscence collection
  • book a Safe and Well visit from the Fire Service
  • get cost of living information and advice.


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