Did you know that 35% of people over 65 will experience at least one fall in a year and that this figure rises to over 50% for the over 80 age group?
The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Falls Prevention Group has produced a short film demonstrating a series of simple exercises designed to help local people improve their health and wellbeing and reduce their risk of falling that can be viewed below.
All of the exercises can be done at home and have been developed by the Leicestershire Partnership NHST Trust (LPT) Falls Prevention Service and are demonstrated by one of our Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) representatives. The film also includes tips on walking correctly and advice on what to do in the event of a fall.
- For more information visit the Leicester and Leicestershire Preventing Falls website.
- Follow the LPT Preventing Falls team on Twitter.