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Staying steady this winter - Slipper Swaps

As you age, the chance of having a fall increases. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to reduce your risk. Hertfordshire County Council have outlined 6 simple things you can do to avoid a fall.

They have also listed the free services in your area that are there to help you reduce your risk and stay well at www.hertsdirect.org/services/healthsoc/healthherts/fallsprevention/

If you would like to find out more on 'Slipper Swaps' a local scheme to swap unsafe slippers follow https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archives/books-and-reading/libraries-newsletter/articles/staying-steady-slipper-swaps.aspx

Saga has produced this useful guide, available below, to help prevent falls. It contains lots of helpful tips on improving health generally and how to fall-proof your home.  The leaflet also includes exercises for strength and balance and how to safely get up from a fall.

http://www.enhertsccg.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/SAGA_Falls-Prevention-Get-up-and-Go.pdf