Did you know that the number one reason people are hospitalized due to an injury in Northern Health is the result of a fall? A fall can be a serious injury, particularly if the person is 65 years or older. There are many ways these falls can be prevented.
Northern Health has secured funding from the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health to learn more about how people and communities in the North work together to prevent falls. Starting this spring, Northern Health will be hosting conversations across the region to learn how falls are prevented. Adults 65 years and older will be invited to share their thoughts during a telephone survey or an in-person group discussion in select communities.
If you are 65 years or older, or perhaps you have a family member or friend who is, we would like to invite you to come join our conversation.
We would like to learn:
- What people routinely do to prevent a fall
- What resources are available to help prevent falls
- The unique ways falls are prevented in your community
This is a great opportunity for us to hear from people directly about what it is like to stay healthy while aging in your community. It’s also a chance for you to tell us what is working well in your community, and what else may be needed. To find the dates and locations of the focus groups, visit Northern Health Seniors’ Fall Prevention.
If you receive a phone call to take part in the survey, we hope you’re able to give us some of your time and share your experience.