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Staying steady this winter

Come along to a Staying Steady Slipper Swap event at your local library - get tips on staying safe and independent at home, enjoy trying out some easy exercises and pick up a pair of FREE anti-slip slippers.


Replacing your worn out slippers can help prevent a fall.

 

The chance of a fall can increase as we get older but you can take steps to stay safe and well. Keeping active and exercising regularly can really help. 

Come along and swap your old slippers for a new anti-slip pair for FREE and get useful tips from our event partners. Find out how to avoid trips and slips at home and when you're out and about.

Try out some simple fall prevention exercises to do at home or join a local group to make this a fun, social activity.


Slipper Swap event dates

  • Cheshunt Library - 5 December 2017, 10am - 12pm
  • Welwyn Garden City Central Library - 13 December 2017, 10am - 12pm
  • North Watford Library - 15 January 2018, 10am - 12pm
  • Baldock Library - 24 January 2018, 10am - 12pm
  • Bishop Stortford Library - 1 February 2018, 10am - 12pm
  • Hemel Hempstead Library - 14 February 2018, 10am - 12pm
  • Berkhamsted Library - 21 February 2018, 10am - 12pm

There's no need to book, just come along.

 

 


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"A good range of caring services, and free slippers".

Event visitor

 

 


Keeping your balance

Making small changes to your lifestyle can really help you to stay steady on your feet. Try out these helpful tips from Occupational Therapists on staying safe at home.

You can keep active by introducing regular exercise into your daily routine to help strengthen your bones and improve your balance.   

Find out if you're at risk of falling, how to prevent falls and get further information and advice from the Get up and Go Guide to staying steady.


Falls Prevention Lite Bite for professionals

Are you a professional working in health and social care who wants to find out more about how to prevent falls?

Come along to one of our sessions taking place at:

  • Welwyn Garden City Central Library - 13 December 2017, 12am - 2pm
  • Hemel Hempstead Library - 14 February 2018, 12am - 2pm  

The sessions will cover:

  • tips and techniques on fall preventions
  • causes of falls - drugs, medical conditions, environment and mobility
  • practical advice to give people on how to get up after a fall
  • resources available to residents and professionals
  • question and answer session.

No booking required.

                                                 
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"Welcoming. Simple but such a useful scheme".
Age UK, Event Partner