USC Healthy Ageing Hub - Gympie - Falls prevention workshop

2022tue12jul10:00 amtue1:00 pmUSC Healthy Ageing Hub - Gympie - Falls prevention workshop

Event Details

Want to learn how to decrease the incidence of falling for those most at risk? Join us for a free workshop on falls prevention at USC Gympie

About this event

Would you like to increase your knowledge and understanding around falls prevention? Are you a carer, aged care or NDIS worker?

Anyone can have a fall but the risk of falling and fall-related problems increases with age. Falls are one of the major factors of unintentional injury in the older population, and can be the primary cause of serious injury or disability.

Most falls can be prevented so understanding the simple changes that can be made around the home could minimise the likelihood of falls and fall-related hospitalisations. Join us to learn more about falls prevention best practice.

Please note: Our workshops are open to anyone interested in learning more about falls prevention, including elderly residents who want to reduce their own risk at home. Members of the community are most welcome!


10:00am: Welcome – Dr John Rosenberg

10:15am: Keynote speaker – Dr Mia Schaumberg

10:30 am: Session 1 – Practical steps to reduce the risks of falls (interactive workshop) – Dr Mia Schaumberg and USC students

11:15 am: Session 2 – Practical steps to handle falls and understand falls management – Dr Nigel Barr

12:00 pm: Q&A – panel session

12:30pm: Networking lunch

1:00pm: Forum close


(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST